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Ann Usher
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Attended Kent State University
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I was in a meeting this week where the topic of what "successful job placement in their field" means when students get a liberal arts degree. I wonder what Ted Turner's father felt about his son's college education a few decades after this letter.........
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Truly amazing. Even if this was the only benefit of iPads in the classroom, they'd be worth it for these students.
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Any unbelievable loss to all the world's stages.....
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I've been lucky - I have a semi-flexible schedule and a hugely supportive spouse but I've watched my sister deal with a more rigid schedule and more travel in her banking world as a working mother. Here's the last paragraph in case you don't make it to the end: "We’ll create a better society in the process, for all women. We may need to put a woman in the White House before we are able to change the conditions of the women working at Walmart. But when we do, we will stop talking about whether women can have it all. We will properly focus on how we can help all Americans have healthy, happy, productive lives, valuing the people they love as much as the success they seek." It's worth the time to read!
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Well here's an interesting idea.......
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Lots of wonderful ideas here!
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This is exactly the formula for many teachers!
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This is the GREATEST PRESENTATION VIDEO. EVAR. Stop. Watch. Share.
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Music Educator
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  • The Cleveland Orchestra
    Children's Chorus Director, 2000 - present
  • University of Akron
    Professor of music, 2000 - present
  • Solon City Schools
    Music Educator
  • Parma City Schools
    Music Educator
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Ann Miller Usher
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Teacher, musician, wife, mother - some days more one than another
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Ann Usher is the Interim Director of the School of Music and the School of Dance, Theater, and Arts Administration at The University of Akron. A Professor of Music, she has taught graduate and undergraduate choral music education classes, supervised student teachers, and directed the University Singers.In addition to her university duties, Dr. Usher also directs the Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, a select treble choir of 5th - 9th graders which performs throughout the year with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Festival.

Dr. Usher is the Rules & Procedures Chair for the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Adjudicated Events Committee, a past president for OMEA District VII, and an adjudicator for OMEA in voice and piano. She served for six years as the Junior High Repertoire and Standards Chair for Ohio Choral Directors Association and four years as the Youth/Student Activities chair for OCDA.  Dr. Usher has served as a guest clinician, conductor, and adjudicator for many  organizations in Ohio and across the United States.
 
Education
  • Kent State University
    PhD in music education
  • Kent State University
    MM in choral conducting
  • University of Northern Iowa
    BME
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