East Carolina University

Chapter Overview

The East Carolina University chapter proudly provides music lessons and mentorship for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. With the help of community supporters, pre-COVID lessons were held at an exclusive studio space inside the West Side Strings School on Manhattan Avenue in West Greenville. Applications are accepted for new students and mentors at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters – with lessons running from September to April.

Chapter History

Musical Empowerment at East Carolina University, Inc. was founded in 2017 by Molly Lowder (ECU c/o 2019) and Kelly Hruska (ECU c/o 2021).

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Musical Empowerment 2019-2020 New Student Application

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Returning Student Application

Parent/Guardian Information – Musical Empowerment @ ECU 2019-2020 Returning Application

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New Teacher Application

ME at ECU: New Teacher Application 2019-2020

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Returning Teacher Application

ME at ECU: Returning Teacher Application 2019-2020

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ME Executive Team Application

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Board of Directors

Douglas Moore-Monroe
Board Chair and Faculty Advisory, Associate Professor of Clarinet at ECU

Taimak Willis
Assistant Principal at Pitt County Schools

Kelly Hruska
Current Musical Empowerment at ECU Senior Co-President

Lentz McNeill (ex-officio)
Current Musical Empowerment at ECU Junior Co-President

Dan Shingleton
Arts Advocate, Public Health Historian, ECU Social Work (retired)

Brittany Coggins
Musical Empowerment Parent

Lentz McNeill (ex-officio)
Current Musical Empowerment at ECU Junior Co-President

Reginald Barrett
Teacher Assistant at Ridgewood Elementary School

Molly Lowder
Founder & Former ME @ ECU Co-President, Campus Coordinator at Levine Music in Washington, D

Faculty Advisor

Douglas Moore-Monroe
Board Chair and Faculty Advisory, Associate Professor of Clarinet at ECU

Student Leadership Team

Kelly Hruska
Senior Co-President

Luke Fogarty and Emma La Rocca
Teacher Relations Committee Members

Liz Wynne
Community Building

Lentz McNeill
Junior Co-President

Andy Billings
Student Relations Chair

Mikayla Luke
Treasurer

Rebecca Davis
Teacher Relations Chair

Maggie Hemedinger
Marketing & Growth Committee Chair

Partners

The West Side Strings School