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Minnesota Brass Education Academy

By March 23, 2021Uncategorized

The MBI Educational Academy will begin this April!  

The Educational Academy is a community and marching arts outreach initiative from Minnesota Brass designed to foster involvement in music, benefit music teachers, and provide free lessons for students of all ages.  Through the Educational Academy, MBI is offering a limited number of lessons and educational experiences for potential future members and alumni of Minnesota Brass.  These lessons will be held virtually over the course of the next couple of months.  Whether you spin, dance or play, we’ve got you covered!  The lessons will be given by MBI staff members, alumni, and other talented lesson teachers. We will connect students with a teacher for one-on-one or small group virtual instruction.  Each lesson will be thirty minutes and there will be no cost to the students.   

The MBI Educational Academy is under the direction of Educational and Creative Director Joel Matuzak, who will also arrange the percussion lessons.  MBI Director of Color Guards Wil Furnstahl will coordinate the visual instruction. Joining the MBI family and leading the wind instrument caption is celebrated Minnesota band director Amy Powers.  Bios of all three coordinators may be found here. The teaching staff will be formalized in the coming weeks, but if you’re an educator interested in providing paid lessons, please contact Joel directly at joelmatuzak@me.com. 

MBI is extremely proud of this opportunity to give back to the Minnesota Music community.  If you are interested in this experience, please carefully complete this form so that all interested participants are included in the MBI 2021 Educational Academy.   

We look forward to seeing you soon!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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