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Hank Feldman

Enrique "Hank" C. Feldman

Enrique C. Feldman is the President of the F.A.M.E. Foundation (Fostering Arts-Mind Education) and the Director of Evolved Learning, Inc. He earned his B.M. degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson and his M.M. and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1992 to 1997 Mr. Feldman was a Professor of Music, the Associate Director of Bands, and the Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Arizona. From 1990 to 1992 he served as the Assistant Band Director and Conductor of University Bands at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Prior to his appointment at the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Feldman taught instrumental music education for 4 years at both the middle school and high school level. He has also been a guest faculty at the Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic, the Brevard Center, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

As the President of the F.A.M.E. Foundation, Mr. Feldman initiated and directs four major Arts-Education partnerships, all of which focus on improving the learning of at-risk urban and migrant youth. The Musiclink Partnership focuses on students between the ages of 7 - 18 and awards scholarships for music lessons and leadership mentoring. The Midwest Early Childhood Partnership focuses on children between the ages birth to 5 and trains teachers to integrate the Arts in order to accelerate learning and increase retention of concepts and content. The P.P.E.P. Charter School Partnership focuses on students between the ages of 14 - 21 and establishes music lessons, leadership mentoring, and teacher training. The N.I.L.E. Partnership focuses on students between the ages of 3 - 12 and provides a research base with multiple educational organizations. As the Director of Evolved Learning Inc., the for-profit sister business of the F.A.M.E. Foundation, Mr. Feldman coordinates annual learning conferences.

His professional activities include numerous publications, including four compact disc recordings, extensive outreach with early childhood arts education, and numerous keynote addresses. His professional performance activities include solo and ensemble performances at the International Army Band Music Conference, International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, International BrassFest, the International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences of the past four years, and the Texas Music Educators' Association Conference. His professional honors include being an invited permanent member of the musical ensemble Symphonia, which received two Grammy Nominations for their 1998 recording, Mort De Omp. Mr. Feldman also received the Excellence in Performance and Teaching Award in 1995 from the University of Arizona Department of Fine Arts. Additionally, Mr. Feldman is the Jazz Competition Coordinator for the International Tuba Euphonium Association and a member of both the International Association of Jazz Educators and MENC, the National Association of Music Education.

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