Music Careers in Public Education

Each year the Center for Music Learning sponsors Music Careers in Public Education, a one-day workshop designed to acquaint music students in all disciplines with the profession of teaching in primary and secondary schools. Outstanding alumni of the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music who are enjoying successful professional lives as choral, instrumental, and elementary music teachers return to campus to share their experiences and discuss the challenging and gratifying aspects of their work. Students in the Butler School are afforded formal and informal opportunities to talk with these successful alumni and learn about their lives as teachers and about preparing for a life in public education.

Wednesday 10 September 

Schedule of Events

6:30-7:00 PM Introductions

7:00-8:00 PM Dinner

8:00-8:30 PM Informal Question and Answer Session

Alumni Participants

Lindsey Creel, class of '11 (MM), Music Teacher, Forest Trail Elementary School, Eanes ISD

Damian Gonzales, class of '04, Band Director, Grisham MS, Round Rock ISD

Jessica Gonzales, class of '04, Band Director, Pflugerville MS

Brian Klenzendorf, class of '03 (BM) and class of '08 (MM), Music Teacher, KIPP School of Austin

Kelsey Nussbaum, class of '13, Orchestra Director, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and Convington Fine Arts Academy, Austin ISD

Kim Shuttlesworth, class of '06, Band Director, James Bowie HS, Austin ISD

Amy Simmons, class of '97 (BM) and class of '07, Associate Professor, Texas State University