It is with great pleasure that I announce that Andrew Ritenour, incoming senior Music Education Major at Grove City College in Grove City, PA, will be taking over the duties of Editor-in-Chief of MusicEdMajor.net, effective today! Andy has been an incredible co-editor for a long time here on the site, and has written plenty of posts both here and at FutureMusicEducators.net. He will be taking over responsibility for the day-to-day operations and the content of the site.
About Andy R
Andrew Ritenour is an undergraduate Music Education student at Grove City College, PA with a concentration in Tuba/Euphonium. At Grove City, he is active in many performing ensembles including the Grove City College Wolverine Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Touring Choir, and two brass quintets. I has had opportunities to serve in leadership positions while at Grove City; he currently serves as the president of the 160+ member Wolverine Marching Band and has also served as a librarian in the past.
Andy has also been given multiple opportunities to gain experience in the music education field. He currently serves as a summer lesson instructor to students from grades 4-12 in the Somerset Area School District, and also works as the Brass Instructor for the SASD Golden Eagle Marching Band.
Various professional organizations Andy belongs to include: MENC – The National Association for Music Education; PCMEA (Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Education Association); Kappa Delta Pi – International Education Honors Society. You can find out more about Andy by visiting his online portfolio at AndrewRitenour.Com.
The Past and Future for Andy Z
I started MusicEdMajor.net almost exactly two years ago, with the intention of wanting to write on something I had experience and expertise in. Since I had never taught, I didn’t feel appropriate writing about teaching music. Instead, I chose to write about something I was an expert in: being a student. Doing this served me extremely well for the past few years, but it is that same philosophy that has now made me realize that once next school year begins, I no longer will be an expert at being an undergraduate student. I am beginning a new chapter of my life: I have finished my degree program and graduated, and am currently on the job hunt to become a “real” teacher (finally!). It has always been my vision that MusicEdMajor.net be a site run by and for Music Ed Majors. I cannot think of a more qualified person to take over than Andy R, and I am extremely excited to see how the site progresses under his leadership.
As for me? I will stay on and share a few posts on my job searching experience and on the first year teaching, but for the most part will serve as an advisory role and as the “tech” guy, maintaining the website from a technology standpoint.You can always get in touch with me on Twitter at @Zweibz7. Also, I have a few other projects coming down the line, as well… stay tuned for some exciting information on those as more information becomes available.
Thank you to everyone who has read MusicEdMajor.net over the past few years, and thank you in advance to Andy R for the incredible job I am sure he is going to do as our new Editor-in-Chief!
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