NEC President Tony Woodcock was the guest speaker for the Juneau (Alaska) World Affairs Council lecture series, May 21 at @360, KTOO television’s multimedia performance venue. In an hour-long televised talk aired by 360 North, Alaska’s public affairs channel, he spoke on NEC’s Sistema Fellows and Spreading the Venezuelan Music Program El Sistema Worldwide.
Woodcock directed special emphasis on Juneau’s own Glacier Valley Elementary School, where Lorrie Heagy has created JAMM, an outstanding Sistema-inspired music education program that is widely admired throughout the country. Heagy, chosen 2011 Alaska Teacher of the Year, was a member of the first class of Sistema Fellows and trained at NEC in 2009-10. Students from Heagy’s music classes played at the beginning and end of the talk.
To be broadcast June 20 to over 260 public television stations throughout Alaska, Woodcock’s speech and the question-and-answer segment with Lorrie Heagy can be viewed here.