PUPN staff writer Lisa Gibbs earned her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration in 2018. She is an advocate for arts, particularly dance, in education and for increasing the financial well-being of artists through financial education.

Affecting Audiences Emotionally at Linn-Mar High School

In a suburb of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, choir directors at Linn-Mar High School sing and dance with more than 450 students as they prepare for a...  More

10 Reasons to Support Show Choirs

Practitioners and educators of show choir intrinsically know the benefits of participating in this type of activity. Something just feels...  More

Putting Some Good Into This World

Homewood High School show choir director Scott Thorne believes that “life seems to put the right people in your path at the right...  More

Stellar Musicians & Valuable Citizens Albertville High School Show Choir Part Two

Located on a plateau of the Appalachian Mountains, Albertville, Alabama, is known as “the heart of Sand Mountain.” At Albertville High...  More

Create the Best Opportunities for Students to Shine

Albertville, Alabama is a town of around 22,300 residents located southeast of the more populous Huntsville. It is the home of Albertville...  More

A Formula for Success: Focus on Great Singing and Dancing

In 1980 as freshly degreed music educators, Dwight Jordan and Susan Moninger wondered what they could do with their passion and commitment...  More

Using Dance to Transform the Human Experience: The Alabama Dance Festival Celebrates Twenty-five Years

Twenty-five years ago, a small group of dance educators and performers got together at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama to talk...  More

Community, Excellence, & Competition

IN 2019, the Vestavia Hills Singers finished the competition season undefeated. Dr. Megan Rudolph, who led the choir program at the high...  More


Consider the word reinvention. What does that mean in the context of the education community? In particular, what does reinvention mean in...  More