I really enjoyed the flexibility I had to choose courses in the MM program, as well as the summers-only format that worked well with my busy teaching schedule. Since most of the classes were in-person, I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with and learn from other music teachers during the summer. The practical nature of the courses meant that I always came back to school in the fall with new strategies that I could implement right away in my classroom!
Erin Trautmann teaches band and general music at Lower Macungie Middle School in the East Penn School District. She directs the 6th grade and 7th/8th grade concert bands, jazz band and chamber ensembles, and works with the high school marching band during the fall. Prior to coming to East Penn, Erin taught elementary band in the Methacton School District for three years. She was also on the faculty of Community Music School in Trappe, PA, where she taught private bassoon lessons and directed the New Horizons community band for adult students. She received her MM from the University of the Arts in 2018 and her BME from Penn State University in 2015, where she was also a member of the Schreyer Honors College.