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Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan joins Music for All Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Sept. 13, 2011) — Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan, of Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan Consulting, has been elected to the Music for All Board of Directors. Music for All is a nonprofit educational organization, whose mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all.

Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan "Ms. Jordan is a passionate advocate of quality music education in our schools," says Gayl Doster, Chairman of the Music for All Board of Directors. "As such, she will be an outstanding resource as we continue to serve young musicians and their teachers and advocate for the inclusion of music education as part of a complete education for our young people."

Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan is an educator, advocate and entrepreneur now building bridges between business, media and education that enhance the greater good. A competitive musician in her Midwestern youth, she recalls being the youngest member of a marching band during the hottest summer on record.

She spent more than a decade developing award-winning educational media for Sesame Workshop, makers of Sesame Street. While leading the Sesame Street Music Works public awareness initiative, she returned to her love of music, becoming an associate director of public affairs and government relations for NAMM, the trade association for the music global products industry. As the coordinator of the national music education coalition, now at, she grew its participation to 250+ organizations working around the world to keep quality music education in schools.

Ms. Jordan offers a variety of innovative business development services to music and arts organizations; learn more at Recent clients include the International Society for Music Education (ISME); M: Music and Musicians Magazine and the Ultimate Block Party: the Arts and Sciences of Play. Ms. Jordan holds a master's degree from Bank Street College of Education and a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She divides her time between California, Wisconsin and New York.

About Music for All
Music for All (MFA) is one of the nation's largest and most influential organizations in support of active music making. For more than 35 years, MFA, through its Bands of America and Orchestra America programs, has been a destination and set the standard for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. A 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization, MFA uses its national profile programming to recognize, model, showcase and provide individual, teacher and organizational examples of music performance excellence and achievement. MFA's programs include 20 annual events, including the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching band, the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers and the Music for All National Festival for concert bands and percussion ensembles. Music for All's programmatic model is designed to mirror and supplement the classroom and performance model adopted in most American scholastic settings.

Photo and source material courtesy of Music for All.

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