All posts by Kathleen Heuer

About Kathleen Heuer

Kathleen Heuer is a digital marketing consultant, content strategist, and arts education advocate. Originally from Chicagoland, she lives in western Pennsylvania, where she volunteers with local organizations like the Norwin Area Arts Council, the Norwin Band Aides, and at her children's schools. Her background is in advertising and marketing, especially for music and arts education, other nonprofits, and for small business. She is married to an engineer she met while she was in college marching band. Her two daughters sing, play piano, string bass, and saxophone.Together, her family plays a mean version of "Heart and Soul." You can check out her website at and follow her on Twitter at @KathleenHeuer.

A Tale of Two Counties: Introduction

Welcome to the first in a four-part series by Dr. John Benham, a nationally renowned music educator who specializes in helping save music programs that have been targeted for devastating budget cuts. In his first piece for AMP, Dr. Benham introduces us to two counties in which cuts to music education are proposed.

Broader Minded

Recently, a new campaign was launched by the National Association for Music Education called broader minded. The website offers a well-designed interface to help music education advocates like us make their cases to decision makers on every level.

9 Ways You Can Use Science to Get More Volunteers

So often it feels like the same small core of people always does the heavy lifting for the organization. By putting some forethought into recruiting volunteers, and perhaps building some of these ideas into your yearly calendar, your organization will reap the benefits for months and years to come.