Thomas Mueller selected for National Symphony Orchestra Music Teacher Fellowship
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council has selected music educator Thomas Mueller to participate in a four-week education program in Washington, D.C., this summer. Mueller has been teaching music for 17 years and is the director of bands at Camp Ernst Middle School, Burlington, Ky.
The Music Teacher Fellowship program involves working with the National Symphony Orchestra education staff to plan instructional activities focusing on the fellow’s chosen areas of interest. Mueller will be awarded a cash stipend and have all expenses paid, including travel to and from Washington, D.C.
The Teacher Fellowship is a continuation of the National Symphony Orchestra American Residency Project of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The American Residency took place in Kentucky earlier in 2011 with the Kentucky Arts Council as the in-state partner. This is the 19th year the Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra have supported a Teacher Fellowship for a teacher from a residency state.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The National Symphony Orchestra Education Program is a component of the Kennedy Center Education Department. For more than 35 years, the Kennedy Center has provided quality arts educational experiences through performances, residencies, workshops, conferences, career development programs, symposia and online and print resources.
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