David Birrow receives Innovation in Music Education award
Congratulations to David Birrow, Performing Arts Instructor, on being awarded the Innovation in Music Education Award from Slam Academy. In a press release from Slam Academy, Birrow received the award for his leadership in implementing technology in every class as a way to empower his students to create, learn, and communicate.
Birrow is a percussionist, teacher, and licensed educator. You can find him teaching digital music in the Middle School as well as Music Theory, AP Music Theory, and Music and Film in the Upper School. Last year, he also introduced a new course, Music Psychology, which you can read about in the latest Today at Breck magazine. Birrow is also an instructor at the MacPhail Center for Music.
According to their website, the Slam Academy Innovation in Music Education Award was created to showcase innovative uses of music technology in pre-college education. Slam Academy believes that educators who effectively embrace such technologies are preparing students for a future not only as musicians, but as technologically-astute citizens. To read more about the award and Mr. Birrow's selection, click here.
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