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YEA! is thrilled to add Earl Hurrey to the team

New event consultant to focus on big projects

In a move that has been in the works for a few weeks, Youth Education in the Arts is proud to announce that Mr. Earl Hurrey, recently of MENC (Music Educator's National Conference) has agreed to join YEA! in the role of marketing and event consultant.   Earl Hurrey.jpg

In a morning announcement, George Hopkins, the CEO of YEA! stated, " we are, of course, thrilled to have Mr. Hurrey a part of the administrative and sales effort here at YEA! Earl's passion for music and students, his knowledge of the education world, and his past and present experience with various performing ensembles makes this a great, great fit! “ 

Hurrey began with YEA! June 2, and will be working on a contract basis for a period of at least one year. 

In January 2001, Hurrey was lured away from the Walt Disney Company to come work for MENC: The National Association for Music Education.  During his nine plus years with MENC, Earl had the privilege of working on hundreds of projects and programs promoting the importance of music education for all children, advocating for music education in Washington, DC.  In 2007, he was promoted to deputy executive director where he continued to develop business opportunities for the association, and raise funds to support the many activities of the association.  It was during this time period that Hurrey assisted with a series of strategic partnerships with numerous organizations to strengthen the alliances for music education all across the country.  

Hurrey believes that music has the power to change our children’s lives forever.  He continues today to be a leading advocate for music and the arts.  His work has given him much insight into the workings of corporate America and how it supports activities and interests related to the arts.  His methods for gaining support from corporate America for the arts have been highly successful, which resulted in countless highly successful music related programs.  Hurrey has produced many successful festivals, events and fundraising campaigns throughout his time at MENC. 

“Hurrey Communications is the next step in the evolution of Earl’s work in support of music and the arts.  The core work of Hurrey Communications is to assist others with fundraising activities, festival events, arts programs both large and small.  Through the work of Hurrey Communications we create brand awareness and loyalty by celebrating our client’s success.  We can create and develop events of any size, or help your organization develop existing events to be even bigger and better than ever before," said Hopkins. 

Initial projects that will be gaining Hurrey's attention include, a "TED" event wrapped around music education, the expansion and support of the US Scholastic Band Association, and possible alliances and relationships within the music education and pageantry world. 

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