40 Under 40 – 2024

2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40” — Music Education Excellence

In 2021, Yamaha launched the “40 Under 40” music education advocacy program to honor educators who are making a difference in growing and strengthening their music programs. Now, we celebrate the 2024 group of remarkable educators who bring innovation and passion into their classrooms.  

These 40 educators — all under the age of 40 — showcase the following characteristics: action (anticipate what needs to be done and proactively take the necessary steps that lead to a stronger music program), courage (propose and implement new or bold ideas), creativity (show innovation and imagination in achieving plans and objectives) and growth (establish, grow or improve music education in their schools and communities). 

Each year, we receive hundreds of nominations from students, parents, teachers and administrators, local instrument dealers and mentors. The “40 Under 40” educators below have elevated music and music-making in extraordinary ways — like Cale Patton, who started with a music on a cart that blossomed into a robust elementary music program; Miguel Hidalgo, Alex Mutz, Dr. Jessie M. Vallejo and Dr. Paulina Villarreal, who bring the music of their Latin American and Hispanic culture to their classrooms and ensembles; Dr. Jacquelyn Lankford and Kacee Sanders who promote the important role women play in music through festivals, competitions and symposiums; Brad Hart, who hosts a chapter of United Sound at his high school and finds ways to help special needs students play music and feel like they belong; and Douglas Brown, Gillian Desmarais, Dennis Giotta and Kevin Longwill, who all tackled music technology to introduce their students to a completely different side of what’s possible with music.  

All the “40 Under 40” educators have remarkable stories behind their teaching philosophies and methods. Come meet them and be inspired by them all. 

Join us in applauding the 2024 class of “40 Under 40” educators.

Meet the 2023 “40 Under 40” Educators

Meet the 2022 “40 Under 40” Educators

Meet the 2021 “40 Under 40” Educators

Dr. Angela Ammerman

Adjunct Professor of Music Education
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

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Dr. Tigran Arakelyan

Music Director,
Tacoma Music Collaborative
Executive Director, Music Works Northwest
Washington

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Jeremy Bartunek

Music Teacher and Children’s Choir Director
Greenbriar School, Northbrook District 28
Northbrook, Illinois

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Dr. Benjamin Bergey

Assistant Professor of Music
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Adam Bodony

Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestras,
Purdue University
Artistic Director,
Indianapolis Youth Orchestra
Indiana

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Tony Boldt

Director of Bands
Kasson-Mantorville High School
Kasson, Minnesota

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Douglas Brown

Director of Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Hip Hop and Digital Music
Middleton High School
Middleton, WIsconsin

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Charlene Cannon

Band Director
Horizon High School
Winter Garden, Florida

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Raymond William Cannon

Director of Beginning Band
Addison School District 4
Addison, Illinois

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Jena Combs

Director of Musical Activities
Flora High School
Flora, Illinois

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Jessica Corry

Band Director
Plank Junior High School
Oswego, Illinois

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Mallory A. Dekker

Executive Director and Instructor
Black Hills Studios of the Arts
Rapid City, South Dakota

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Gillian Desmarais

K-12 Music Technology and Engineering
Harmony Learning Center
Maplewood, Minnesota

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Jeff Driscoll

Music Teacher
Monroe Elementary School
Bartonville, Illinois

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Nicholas A. Fields

Band Director
Edgewood City Schools
Trenton, Ohio

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Allison Figueroa

Assistant Band and Choral Director
Parkland High School
Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Dennis Giotta

Music Teacher
Southeast Local School District
Apple Creek, Ohio

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Brad Hart

Instrumental Music Teacher
Peter Johansen High School
Modesto, California

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Miguel Hidalgo

Music Teacher and Music Director
Esperanza Academy Charter School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Dr. Richard Hutton

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education and Assistant Director of Choral Activities
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho

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Lily Ianaconi

9-12 Instrumental Music Teacher
Franklin Academy High School
Malone, New York

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Dr. Jacquelyn Lankford

Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Mississippi State University
Starkville Mississippi

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Christopher Lape

Orchestra Director
Upper Arlington High School
Upper Arlington, Ohio

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Kevin Longwill

Music Industry Teacher, Director of Modern Music Makers (M3)
Abington School District
Abington, Pennsylvania

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Kimberly Kraft McLemore

Vice President of Education and Community Engagement
Nashville Symphony
Nashville, Tennessee

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Adam Murray

Orchestra Director, Music Department Chair
Port Clinton City Schools
Port Clinton, Ohio

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Andrew Muth

Director of Bands and Director of Performing Arts
Westfield High School
Westfield, Indiana

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Alex Mutz

director of bands
Sam L. Martin Middle School
Austin, Texas

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Christopher Noce

Director of Bands and Orchestras
Concord-Carlisle High School
Concord, Massachusetts

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Allison Paetz

Vocal Music Teacher
Rocky River High School
Rocky River, Ohio

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Dr. Stephen C. Page

Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Undergraduate Studies
The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music
Austin, Texas

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Cale Patton

Music Teacher
Gillespie Technology Magnet Cluster School
Chicago, Illinois

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Ben Pedersen

Director of Bands
Foreman College and Career Academy
Chicago, Illinois

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Kyle D. Phillips

Band Director
Princeton High School
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Matthew Rupert

Co-Founder, Clarinet/Piano Faculty, Little Mission Studio
Co-Founder, President of the Board, Make More Music Foundation
San Francisco, California

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Julie Anne Russell

Orchestra Director
Blythewood High School
Blythewood, South Carolina

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Kacee Sanders

Band Director,
DuPont Hadley Middle School
Executive Director,
Southeastern Women in Music Symposium
Tennessee

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Dr. Jessie M. Vallejo

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, California

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Dr. Jessica Vaughan-Marra

Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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Dr. Paulina Villarreal

Assistant Professor of Voice
University of Memphis, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Memphis, Tennessee
Founder and Artistic Director, Cantos para el Mundo

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Kasson, Minnesota”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Tony Boldt”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Brown_Douglas3.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Douglas Brown”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”brown-douglas”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Director of Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Hip Hop and Digital Music
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Horizon High School
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Plank Junior High School
Oswego, Illinois”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Jessica Corry”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Dekker_Mallory.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Mallory Dekker”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”dekker-mallory”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Executive Director and Instructor
Black Hills Studios of the Arts
Rapid City, South Dakota”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Mallory A. Dekker”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]}]},{“type”:”row”,”props”:{“divider”:true,”layout”:”1-4,1-4,1-4,1-4|1-2,1-2,1-2,1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Desmarais_Gillian.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Gillian Desmarais”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”desmarais-gillian”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”K-12 Music Technology and Engineering
Harmony Learning Center
Maplewood, Minnesota”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Gillian Desmarais”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Driscoll_Jeff.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Jeff Driscoll”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”driscoll-jeff”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Music Teacher
Monroe Elementary School
Bartonville, Illinois”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Jeff Driscoll”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Fields_Nicholas.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Nicholas Fields”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”fields-nicholas”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Band Director
Edgewood City Schools
Trenton, Ohio”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Nicholas A. Fields”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Figueroa_Allison2.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Allison Figueroa”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”figueroa-allison”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Assistant Band and Choral Director
Parkland High School
Allentown, Pennsylvania”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Allison Figueroa”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]}]},{“type”:”row”,”props”:{“divider”:true,”layout”:”1-4,1-4,1-4,1-4|1-2,1-2,1-2,1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Giotta_Dennis.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Dennis Giotta”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”giotta-dennis”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Music Teacher
Southeast Local School District
Apple Creek, Ohio”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Dennis Giotta”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Hart_Brad.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Brad Hart”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”hart-brad”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Instrumental Music Teacher
Peter Johansen High School
Modesto, California”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Brad Hart”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Hildago_Miguel.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Miguel Hildago”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”hidalgo-miguel”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Music Teacher and Music Director
Esperanza Academy Charter School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Miguel Hidalgo”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Hutton_Richard.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Dr. Richard Hutton”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”hutton-richard”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education and Assistant Director of Choral Activities
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Dr. Richard Hutton”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]}]},{“type”:”row”,”props”:{“divider”:true,”layout”:”1-4,1-4,1-4,1-4|1-2,1-2,1-2,1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Ianaconi_Lily.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Lily Ianaconi”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”ianaconi-lily”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”9-12 Instrumental Music Teacher
Franklin Academy High School
Malone, New York”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Lily Ianaconi”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Lankford_Jacquelyn.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Dr. Jacquelyn Lankford”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”lankford-jacquelyn”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Mississippi State University
Starkville Mississippi”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Dr. Jacquelyn Lankford”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Lape_Christopher.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Christopher Lape”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”lape-christopher”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Orchestra Director
Upper Arlington High School
Upper Arlington, Ohio”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Christopher Lape”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Longwill_Kevin.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Kevin Longwill”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”longwill-kevin”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Music Industry Teacher, Director of Modern Music Makers (M3)
Abington School District
Abington, Pennsylvania”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Kevin Longwill”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]}]},{“type”:”row”,”props”:{“divider”:true,”layout”:”1-4,1-4,1-4,1-4|1-2,1-2,1-2,1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/McLemore_Kimberly2.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Kimberly McLemore”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”mclemore-kimberly”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Vice President of Education and Community Engagement
Nashville Symphony
Nashville, Tennessee”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Kimberly Kraft McLemore”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Murray_Adam.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Adam Murray”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”murray-adam”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Orchestra Director, Music Department Chair
Port Clinton City Schools
Port Clinton, Ohio”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Adam Murray”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Muth_Andrew.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Andrew Muth”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”muth-andrew”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Director of Bands and Director of Performing Arts
Westfield High School
Westfield, Indiana”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Andrew Muth”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Mutz_Alex.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Alex Mutz”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”mutz-alex”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”director of bands
Sam L. Martin Middle School
Austin, Texas”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Alex Mutz”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]}]},{“type”:”row”,”props”:{“divider”:true,”layout”:”1-4,1-4,1-4,1-4|1-2,1-2,1-2,1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Noce_Christopher.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Christopher Noce”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”noce-christopher”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Director of Bands and Orchestras
Concord-Carlisle High School
Concord, Massachusetts”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Christopher Noce”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Paetz_Allison.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Allison Paetz”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”paetz-allison”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Vocal Music Teacher
Rocky River High School
Rocky River, Ohio”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Allison Paetz”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Page_Stephen.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Dr. Stephen Page”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”page-stephen”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Undergraduate Studies
The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music
Austin, Texas”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Dr. Stephen C. Page”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Patton_Cale.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Cale Patton”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”patton-cale”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Music Teacher
Gillespie Technology Magnet Cluster School
Chicago, Illinois”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Cale Patton”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]}]},{“type”:”row”,”props”:{“divider”:true,”layout”:”1-4,1-4,1-4,1-4|1-2,1-2,1-2,1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Pedersen_Benj.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Bed Pedersen”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”pedersen-ben”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Director of Bands
Foreman College and Career Academy
Chicago, Illinois”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Ben Pedersen”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Phillips_Kyle.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Kyle Phillips”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”phillips-kyle”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Band Director
Princeton High School
Cincinnati, Ohio”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Kyle D. Phillips”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Rupert_Matt.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Matthew Rupert”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”rupert-matthew”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Co-Founder, Clarinet/Piano Faculty, Little Mission Studio
Co-Founder, President of the Board, Make More Music Foundation
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Blythewood High School
Blythewood, South Carolina”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Julie Anne Russell”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]}]},{“type”:”row”,”props”:{“divider”:true,”layout”:”1-4,1-4,1-4,1-4|1-2,1-2,1-2,1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Sanders_Kacee.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Kacee Sanders”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”sanders-kacee”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Band Director,
DuPont Hadley Middle School
Executive Director,
Southeastern Women in Music Symposium
Tennessee”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Kacee Sanders”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Vallejo_Jessie.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Dr. Jessie Vallejo”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”vallejo-jessie”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, California”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Dr. Jessie M. Vallejo”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Vaughan-Marra_Jessica.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Dr. Jessica Vaughan-Marra”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”vaughan-marra-jessica”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, Pennsylvania”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Dr. Jessica Vaughan-Marra”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]},{“type”:”column”,”props”:{“image_position”:”center-center”,”position_sticky_breakpoint”:”m”,”width_medium”:”1-4″,”width_small”:”1-2″},”children”:[{“type”:”panel”,”props”:{“content_column_breakpoint”:”m”,”icon_width”:80,”image”:”wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Villarreal_Paulina.jpg”,”image_align”:”top”,”image_alt”:”2024 Yamaha “40 Under 40″ educator Dr. Paulina Villarreal”,”image_border”:”rounded”,”image_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”image_grid_width”:”1-2″,”image_height”:”500″,”image_svg_color”:”emphasis”,”image_width”:”500″,”link”:”villarreal-paulina”,”link_style”:”primary”,”link_target”:true,”link_text”:”Read more”,”margin”:”small”,”meta”:”Assistant Professor of Voice
University of Memphis, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Memphis, Tennessee
Founder and Artistic Director, Cantos para el Mundo”,”meta_align”:”below-title”,”meta_element”:”div”,”meta_style”:”h6″,”title”:”Dr. Paulina Villarreal”,”title_align”:”top”,”title_element”:”h3″,”title_grid_breakpoint”:”m”,”title_grid_width”:”1-2″,”title_hover_style”:”reset”}}]}]}]}],”version”:”4.2.12″} –>

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