Director Receives Leadership in Music Education Award

Congratulations to our Senior Director of Programs & Policy, Chiho Feindler, for receiving the Leadership in Music Education Award presented by Casio Music Gear! “We looked at a number of very worthy possibilities for this award, but felt that what Chiho and the Save The Music Foundation were doing continued the rich heritage of fostering creativity by keeping music and the arts alive in schools across the nation in a very consistent way,” said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division.

Press release: NASHVILLE, TN, July 14, 2017 – Casio America, Inc.,(Opens the Casio America, Inc., website in new window)(Opens the website in new window) a leading electronic musical instrument(Opens the electronic musical instrument website in new window)(Opens the website in new window) manufacturer, kicked off Summer NAMM 2017 with the presentation of its ‘Leadership in Music Education Award’. The award was presented to Chiho Feindler, Senior Director of Programs and Policy for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Feindler and the Save The Music Foundation were recognized for establishing the Keys + Kids grant program, which provides qualifying schools with piano grants to bolster their music, drama and community programs.

 

“We are thrilled to honor Chiho and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation with Casio’s Leadership in Music Education Award,” said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “We looked at a number of very worthy possibilities for this award, but felt that what Chiho and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation were doing continued the rich heritage of fostering creativity by keeping music and the arts alive in schools across the nation in a very consistent way.”

 

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring music programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. The Foundation provides grants of instruments and equipment to public schools nationwide to advocate music education in schools. Feindler, in working with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, has always focused on the more challenged school districts and also promotes keyboards as part of the foundation for music learning.

 

“We are truly honored to receive this award in recognition of our deep work in advocating music education in America’s public schools. We certainly cannot do this alone and we are so fortunate to have a great manufacturer partner like Casio.” said Feindler.