Every student has the right for access to music education from a trained music teacher. I spent much of my free time in my undergraduate studies advocating for this at the state and national level.
I, like many musicians, got my start in public schools - Which is one of the many reasons why it is so important that music education programs thrive. More importantly, however, music unites all of us. Regardless of student's career paths, they will have the gift of music for a lifetime, as well as the transferable skills that they learned from music.
Part of the first Collegiate Music Advocacy Day in 2017 at the Massachusetts State House. In 2019, helped to run Collegiate Music Advocacy Day, coordinating meetings with Massachusetts senators and representatives at the State House about the importance of music education equity in the state (see document).
At the National Level:
Participated in Hill Day on behalf of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in Washington, DC on Capital Hill in June 2017 and 2019. Coordinated meetings with Massachusetts senators and representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss policies to reinforce a growing music curriculum around the country.