The McLerran Journal is an online magazine with an emphasis on music education, performance, and technology. Established in early 2017, the purpose of the magazine is to serve as an educational resource and provide its readers with a voice. In only about two years, the publication has reached more than 10k readers and continues to grow every month. Also available in the McLerran Journal, are multiple paths to philanthropy. View the "Support a Cause" page to participate in or donate to a musical charity event.
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The Founder/Editor: Marina McLerran
Originally from Austin, TX, Marina McLerran is a clarinetist, music educator, and writer. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2014 with a degree in Music Education, she served as an assistant band director in eastern Texas, where she primarily worked with middle and high school-aged students. In the summer of 2019, McLerran relocated to Miami, FL to begin earning a Masters of Music Education from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
In addition to her work for the McLerran Journal, McLerran has had her writing published in the Kansas Music Review (Kansas Music Educators Association), the Bandmasters Review (Texas Bandmasters Association), and the Florida Music Director (Florida Music Educators Association). She is also a charter member of the East Texas Chamber Winds, a non-profit group dedicated to the performance of harmoniemusik, established in 2016. By founding the McLerran Journal, she hopes to create a valuable reference for her fellow educators and encourage a spirit of learning.