Host Andy Thomas of the CO Music Collective (from his Facebook page)

Join us for Installment XXVIII of the Colorado Music Collective on Tuesday, November 6th from 6-8:00 p.m. at Syntax Physic Opera. Hosted by Andy Thomas, November’s session features a Music in Education Panel featuring Jamie Wolf, Shelby Mattingly, and Tyler Breuer.

Jamie Wolf serves as El Sistema Colorado’s Program Director and Choral Teaching Artist. Since 2009 Jamie has taught choral and general music at a variety of public schools in the Denver area, worked as Assistant Director of the Transitions ensemble of the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and taught private voice and piano lessons. Prior to moving to Denver, Ms. Wolf worked at The Music Place, a community music school in San Jose, California, and at Partners in School Innovation, a non-profit organization dedicated to education reform. When Ms. Wolf is not teaching, she can be found spending time with her family, reading, and exploring the outdoors. Her musical life has also consisted of conducting the Highlands Church Choir, performing around the Denver area as a singer/songwriter, as well as singing with event bands and providing demo vocals for local songwriters. Ms. Wolf graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Northwestern University.

Shelby Mattingly has over thirteen years of financial and management experience, in both the for-profit and nonprofit sector. She holds a bachelor of fine arts from Denison University and a master’s in public administration with a nonprofit management concentration from The University of Colorado Denver. She is a committed volunteer, and served on the board of Girls on the Run of the Rockies for four years, volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as several other nonprofit organizations in Denver. Ms. Mattingly has been with Inside the Orchestra since 2012. She benefitted immeasurably from arts education herself as a child and is thrilled to commit her professional career to making the arts accessible for metro Denver children.

Tyler Breuer is the new School Director at Swallow Hill Music and has worked in client services, executive leadership and programmatic development in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, including serving as director of programs at Youth on Record, case manager for migrant farm worker rights at Samaritan House, and counselor for immigrant students at Metro State. Throughout his teaching life, Tyler has lead instruction and mentorship in a variety of classrooms, including residential treatment centers, public and private schools (elementary through higher education), and various alternative settings, covering subjects ranging from audio engineering to music theory to arts and activism. Ty is from Denver, but has spent many years living, working, and studying in various Latin American countries. He plays, DJs, and writes for a variety of rock, folk, country and Spanish-language bands including The Knew, Ned Garthe Explosion, Hang Rounders, Grayson County Burn Ban, Hang Rounders, Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart, and Don Chicharron. He holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and will provide 2-3 kind of funny observations during the course of the panel.


[Thank you to Alex Teitz, http://www.femmusic.com, for contributing this article.]

Photo: Host Andy Thomas (from his Facebook page)

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