MFA Hires Dr. Jeremy Earnhart as COO

MFA hires Dr. Jeremy Earnhart as COO.

After years as an administrator in the Arlington (Texas) Independent School District (AISD), Dr. Jeremy Earnhart is taking on a new challenge as chief operating officer of Music for All, parent organization to Bands of America (BOA).

“Dr. Earnhart is a respected music professional and experienced educator, whose belief in and support of Music for All has been invaluable,” says Gayl Doster, chairman of the board of Music for All in a press release.

A member of MFA’s board of directors, Earnhart will now be responsible for the planning and implementation of all events, with help from the rest of the staff.

“Jeremy will bring unprecedented skills and value to Music for All,” added Eric Martin, Music for All’s president and CEO in a press release, “supporting its mission in the design and operation of the programs and events that provide ‘positively life-changing’ experiences for our participants, model success, and advocate and advance the cause of scholastic music education and local, state, and national commitments.”

As the director of fine arts, Earnhart had increased AISD’s student participation in secondary arts education by 22% and introduced the first Texas chapter of United Sound, an organization that helps include students with special needs in music performance. Previously Earnhart directed the 2007 BOA Grand National champion, the L.D. Bell High School Marching Band, in Hurst, Texas.

Photo courtesy of Robert Spence.

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Elizabeth Geli

Elizabeth Geli is the assistant editor of Halftime Magazine and a journalist/communications professional in Southern California. Her 11 years at the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band included time as a flute player, graduate teaching assistant, and student advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and master's degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.