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Enrique “Hank” C. Feldman
Founder/President
Performing Artist/Composer/Educator

Enrique is the President and Director of Educational Training of the non-profit Fostering Arts-Mind Education Foundation (Fostering Arts-Mind Education), the Director of Evolved Learning, and an active composer and performing classical and jazz artist. From 1992 to 1997 Enrique was a Professor of Music, the Associate Director of Bands, and the Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Arizona. From 1990 to 1992 he served as the Assistant Band Director and Conductor of University Bands at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He has also been a guest faculty member at the Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic, the Brevard Center for Music and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. His B.M. degree is from the University of Arizona in Tucson and his M.M. and M.S. degrees are from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Head Start children in Margie Berry's classroom in San Juan, Puerto Rico
being engaged in the literacy game, Surfing the Words. (August 20, 2003)

As the founder of the Fostering Arts-Mind Education Foundation, Enrique guides and delivers the educational service of over 4,000 at-risk children and families. By training teachers with the Fostering Arts-Mind Education Foundation’s artistic and holistic based Life Learning techniques, children improve their academic and social progress. The Foundation’s efforts focus on at-risk urban and rural youth, pre-k through grade 12. Their stated objectives include the crafting of sustainable educational models, which are statistically proven, to enrich the classroom and home learning environment.

Video: Watch A Sample Life Learning Literacy Session with 3 - 5 Year Olds (DSL & Cable)

 Enrique Hank FeldmanHis compositions range greatly in style and recently Enrique was asked to produce the demo CD for the future TV series, the Wheel of Time, based on the novels by Robert Jordan. His professional activities also include numerous publications, compact disc recordings, outreach with early childhood arts education, K-12 instrumental programs, and numerous keynote addresses. He has performed at many venues, including the International Army Band Music Conference, the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences, and the Texas Music Educators’ Association Conference. He is an original member of the ensemble Symphonia, which has been nominated twice for a Grammy. Enrique also received the Excellence in Performance and Teaching Award in 1995 from the University of Arizona Department of Fine Arts. He holds memberships with the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE), MENC; the National Association of Music Education, the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA), and the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA).

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For more information on FAME Foundation founder Enrique "Hank" Feldman, please visit his website.