Span­ish Fork mu­sic teacher hon­ored

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Lana Hiskey

Nebo School Dis­trict’s An­gela Har­man was re­cently hon­ored by the Utah Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tors As­so­ci­a­tion with the Su­pe­rior Ac­com­plish­ment Award.

Har­man teaches or­ches­tra at Span­ish Fork Ju­nior High School in Nebo School Dis­trict where she has helped the or­ches­tra pro­gram grow by over 440 per­cent. Har­man is pas­sion­ate about mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion and is the founder of www.or­ches­tr­a­class­room. where she posts ideas and meth­ods that she uses in her class­room.

Her re­cent books, “Be An Amaz­ing Note-Reader” and “The True Be­gin­ning: Be­fore the Method Book” have sold many copies world­wide through her web­site and her books are use to teach stu­dents in many coun­tries. She has been con­tacted by string pro­grams in Pales­tine and Costa Rica re­gard­ing the pos­i­tive in­flu­ence of her method on their stu­dents. Since the SFJHS pro­gram has grown so much, there is con­stantly a need for ad­di­tional school in­stru­ments. SFJHS has been for­tu­nate to re­ceive grants from the Nebo Ed­u­ca­tion As­so­ci­a­tion and the Clas­sics For Kids Foun­da­tion to help pur­chase vi­o­las and cel­los for stu­dents to rent from the school. Har­man fre­quently seeks out spe­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties for her stu­dents. In 2015, her We which All pro­gram renownedDe­serve was Through se­lect­edTime for Mu­sic”for Three“The throughWorld­bassist the Ranaan Span­ish Mey­erFork or­ches­tra com­posed anda vis­it­ed­piece forin per­son to do a work­shop with stu­dents. The Span­ish Fork Ju­nior High or­ches­tra won the Give A Note Foun­da­tion/Ra­dio Dis­ney “Mu­sic In Our Schools” tour in 2016 which in­cluded an Ardy and a grant. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Dis­ney Chan­nel­com vis­ited An­gela’s class­room and filmed a one-minute com­mer­cial pro­mot­ing mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion that aired on the Dis­ney ChanS­pan­ish

nel in the sum­mer of 2016.

Har­man fre­quently shares her ideas with col­leagues by pre­sent­ing at pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment con­fer­ences. She pre­sented ses­sions at the NAfME Na­tional Con­fer­ence in 2015 and 2016 and the Utah Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tors As­so­ci­a­tion con­ven­tion in 2017.

She has been fea­tured sev­eral times in NAfME’s “Mu­sic in a Min­uet” blog and Teach­ing Mu­sic mag­a­zine. She has had ar­ti­cles pub­lished in the UMEA Jour­nal and on the SmartMu­sic blog.

Fork Ju­nior High School mu­sic teacher An­gela Har­man has been hon­ored by the Utah Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tors As­so­ci­a­tion with the Su­pe­rior Ac­com­plish­ment Award in recog­ni­tion of her out­stand­ing work in ed­u­cat­ing mu­sic stu­dents in Span­ish Fork and around the world.

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