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Choosing a Career in Music Education

Jazz guitarist Frank Potenza is a protégé of the great Joe Pass, and Chair of the Studio and Jazz Guitar Department at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. In addition to his academic duties, he has also recorded seven solo albums, appeared as a sideman on numerous albums, and has appeared in concert with artists like Gene Harris, Joe Pass, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith and George Van Eps, among many others.

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Jazz guitarist and USC Thornton School of Music professor Frank Potenza makes a case for the importance of music education and why it must be more than just a fall-back career choice for aspiring working musicians, and observes the impact that a motivated music educator can have on a student or even on an entire school system.

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November 2007
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