Musings of Master Music Teacher, Richard Wesp
Alfred Leger Lines Blog shares their interview with Richard Wesp, a choral director who taught in a school district for 57 years. He shares his thoughts on the importance of integrating Arts with any type of education.
We recently had the opportunity to interview Richard Wesp, an extremely popular choral director who spent 57 years teaching in the Forest Hills School District in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Wesp is a recipient of both the Ohio MEA Distinguished Service Award and the CCM Distinguished Alumni Award. Having taught well over 10,000 students in his career before retiring in June 2011, he has had many opportunities to share his passion for music education with students, student teachers, and now, with other educators.
What is the value of music and arts education in the schools today and has it changed since you started in the classroom?
In the current trend of budget cutting, the arts remain an integral part of any complete education. Years ago, it may have just been a general feeling regarding how important the arts are, but now we have a large body of research that shows exactly…
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Posted on April 5, 2012, in Music Education, Thoughts on Music and tagged alfred music publishing, anderson high school, andy beck, arts, arts education, benjamin burt, burt, Cassopolis Michigan, choir, choir music, choral, choral music, choral repertoire, chorus, clasical, classical music, Conducting, Education, forst hills school district, impact of music, K-12, ledger lines, Lewis Cass, lift me up, music education, music impact, music repertoire, music teacher, music teaching tips, richard wesp, School district, value of music, value of music education. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.