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Music Education: Raising Engagement in Schools

Music education and the impact on young people was discussed with professional musician and educator John Churchville. Dr. Berger explores student engagement and the power of music in developing well-rounded students with Churchville as we continue our focus on #MusicInOurSchoolsMonth with our series sponsored by Soundtrap!

John Churchville holds a BFA Degree in World Music Performance from California Institute of the Arts, where he majored in North Indian Classical music, and minored in West African music and dance. He has been playing drums for over 20 years, and has studied tabla for the last ten.  Currently, John is the music director at the “Go Like the Wind” School in Ann Arbor.

He has performed in India, Germany, Canada, and all over the United States with a wide range of groups including the Gratitude Steel Band, Deep Blue Jazz Trio, Ann Arbor Kirtan, the U of M Indian Classical Music and Dance group, and as a featured performer with the Michigan Pops Orchestra.

Check out some of his student music compositions (below) and learn more here!


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