Alice M. Hammel is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She teaches for James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth Universities in the areas of music education and music theory respectively, and has many years of experience teaching both instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. She has maintained a large, independent flute studio for over 25 years. Her primary goal
is to become a better teacher with each passing day.
Ryan M. Hourigan received the award for Outstanding University Music Educator from the Indiana Music Educators Association. He is the immediate Past Chair of the Students with Exceptionalities Special Research Interest Group for the National Association for Music Education and is a National Workshop leader for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.