Jay Londgren is the band director at the Singapore American School, one of the largest international schools in the world. He joins the show to talk about teaching band abroad and shares stories of teaching in Venezuela, South Korea, and Singapore.
Jay Londgren is currently director of HS Bands and Jazz at Singapore American School. Prior to SAS he served as head of music at Korea International School and taught PreS-12 music at CIPLC in Barcelona, Venezuela. At native of rural Minnesota and former "farm kid," Jay earned his undergraduate degrees (with majors in Music, Education and English Composition) at Luther College in Decorah, IA. He is also a graduate of the American Band College. Jay has spent his entire career overseas. He is an active member in the Association of Music in International Schools (AMIS) community, bringing students to festivals throughout the world and presenting at AMIS conferences in Scotland, Bangkok, Seoul, Dubai and Hong Kong. He currently serves on the AMIS Board of Directors. Additionally, while in Korea he helped found the Korea International Music Educators Association (KIMEA). KIMEA grew to host (and continues to host) multiple MS and HS music festivals throughout the year in Korea.
When not at work you might find him running, taking pictures or attempting to cook something - all three of which he does with mixed success.
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