MUSIC EDUCATION ADVOCACY COMPETITION

Congratulations to our 2019 Winner: Winston Schneider!

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The Lowell Mason House, a music education and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce its Music Education Advocacy Competition. During the autumn of 2019, participants will be asked to submit a video, song, presentation or paper that expresses their ideas on an important issue - the future of music education advocacy in the 21st century. Awards will be given to the grand prize winner, first alternate winners and there will be honorable mention winners.

Who Should Apply?

The Lowell Mason House is looking for the creative ideas of those of all ages who are passionate about music. We are looking forward to hearing the voices students, teachers, composers, performers, songwriters and anyone who is passionate about music.

Applying is a two step process:

1. November 1, 2019 – The Participants must register their intention to submit an entry.

2. December 4, 2019 – Deadline for all award entries, the Wednesday after Thanksgiving.

You must complete both steps to be considered. 

APPLICATION DETAILS

The LMH Music Education Advocacy Competition aims to stimulate the entrants’ innovative and creative sides. Our organization is at an exciting crossroad and we are looking for new ideas on how the Lowell Mason House can champion music education advocacy and innovation.

The presentation could include some background on the applicant’s history in studying music and developing a passion for music (e. g. age when music education started, first instrument, impact of an early teacher), as well as whether and how that applicant is using/applying that education and passion today. At the beginning of your submission, introduce yourself, describe your current participation in music and some of the learning and performance experiences that brought you to this point in your music career.

QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS

HOW DID YOU BECOME PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC?

HOW DID YOUR EXPERIENCE IN MUSIC FRAME WHAT YOU DO NOW?

WHAT AREAS OF MUSIC EDUCATION AND/OR PERFORMANCE NEED BETTER SUPPORT?

HOW CAN AN ART AND MUSIC ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE LOWELL MASON HOUSE HELP FULFILL YOUR MUSICAL DREAMS IN THE FUTURE?

Words To Think About:

Innovation, Passion, Excitement, Enthusiasm, Motivation, Vision, Youth, Adult Education, Facilitate, Research, Specialty, Discipline, Technology

 

*Your submission could be in the form of a video, paper, presentation or song.

Please note: If you submit a song, you must also submit an explanation as to how the song answers the above questions and relates to music education advocacy. 

PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE:

2019

Winston Schneider

$5000

One Winner

RUNNER UP:

2019

Jacob Evarts

$1000

One Winner

HONORABLE MENTION: 

2019

Jennifer Armstrong and Hanna Bratton

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Award prizes will be announced on January 8, 2020, Lowell Mason's Birthday.

©2019 by Lowell Mason House