Dr. Jeremy Earnhart

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Dr. Jeremy L. Earnhart is President & CEO of Music for All. In its 46th year, Music for All (MFA) is a non-profit music education events and advocacy organization annually serving 150,000 students and a live audience of 500,000 — Bands of America (BOA) Championships, the MFA National Festival, the MFA Summer Symposium, and the BOA Honor Band in the Rose Parade comprise MFA’s anchor programming. Dr. Earnhart was previously Director of Fine Arts for the Arlington (TX) Independent School District (AISD) from 2013-2017. From 2009-2013 he was Director of Fine Arts for the Irving (TX) ISD increasing secondary fine arts participation by over 40%. He was director of the State & National Champion L.D. Bell High School Band, serving on the faculty from 1998-2009. 

Dr. Earnhart graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music Education, holds certifications in International Baccalaureate Music, an Executive Certificate in Leadership & Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. During Dr. Earnhart’s tenure with the AISD, secondary performing arts participation increased by 22%, passed a historic $663.1 million bond package including a District-wide Fine Arts Center, two Fine Arts & Dual Language Elementary Academies, acoustically appropriate elementary strings classrooms, and $9.8 million for instruments and uniforms. He also created a partnership with the U of North Texas for Dual Credit Music and the nation’s first public/private partnership course in Musical Instrument Repair with Music & Arts. With the AHS Orchestra, AISD also began the first Texas chapter of United Sound, providing musical performance experiences through peer mentorship for students with special needs.

Renaissance of Traditional Enrichment

Dr. Jeremy Earnhart writes on how to pitch your music program in a way that showcases its value and protects it from budget cuts.