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Profiles in Teaching with Technology

S3 E17: Will Kuhn and Ethan Hein

Will Kuhn serves as instructor of music technology at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Music Department Coordinator at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, OH. In 2006, he designed an innovative high school music tech curriculum focused on amateur music production, which involves over 300 students annually. His lab-based courses and student projects are regularly featured at regional music education events. He was named TI:ME (Technology in Music Education) Interactive Composition (with V Manzo) is widely used by producers and instructors trying to incorporate Max for Live into electronic music styles. Nationally, he gives clinics and workshops on revitalizing school music programs for the 21st century. 

Ethan Hein is a Doctoral Fellow in Music Education at New York University, and an adjunct professor of music at NYU and the New School. As a founding member of the NYU Music Experience Design Lab, Ethan has taken a leadership role in the development of online tools for music learning and expression, most notably the Groove Pizza. Together with Will Kuhn, he is the co-author of Electronic Music School: Empowering Student Creativity, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He maintains a widely-followed blog at He leads professional development sessions for schools across the US on music technology, creativity, and decolonizing the curriculum, and his writing is assigned in college syllabi around the world.

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