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Sycamore Announces New Supervisor of Music


Dr. Micah Ewing Sycamore Community Schools is excited to announce Dr. Micah Ewing will be joining the Sycamore Family as the district’s new Supervisor of Music.

Dr. Ewing has twenty years teaching music in the public schools of Cincinnati and Mason. He taught a wide range of instrumental music in Mason City Schools for the past 15 years, including AP Music Theory, Guitar, Marching Band, and Orchestra. During his time as a band director in Mason, the band program grew from under 200 students to over 400 members, while achieving local and national recognition for musical excellence.

Prior to teaching in Mason, Dr. Ewing taught for four years at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, where he taught orchestration, conducting, and band in Grades 4-12. He also conducted the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra and served as music department chair.

Ensembles under Dr. Ewing’s direction have performed at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Miami University, and Youngstown State University. Throughout his career, Ewing has facilitated powerful learning experiences for students through collaboration with composers and commissioned works, including Rob Deemer, Lukas Foss, Jennifer Jolley, John Mackey, David Maslanka, Clint Needham, and Roger Zare.

Micah Ewing earned Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and horn performance from Miami University, the Master of Music degree in conducting from Northwestern University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music education from Boston University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Ewing devotes time to research and writing. His article, High Impact Experiences Through Commissioned Works and Composer Residencies, is in press for publication in Music Educators Journal. His current research projects focus on the intersections of personalized learning, the Orpheus process, and social justice in music education.

"I'm honored to have been chosen to be the next supervisor of music at Sycamore Community Schools. As a longtime resident of the Cincinnati area, I understand the value that the Sycamore community places in music education and the arts,” said Dr. Ewing. “I'm looking forward to continuing that tradition, as well as working with the wonderful Sycamore music teachers to develop more opportunities for musical growth for students."

Dr. Ewing lives in Mason, Ohio with his wife, Cathy, who is a horn player. They have three children, Jonah, Aaron, and Clara. Jonah will attend the University of North Texas as a music education major in percussion in the fall. Aaron is a rising sophomore who plays trombone and is an aspiring engineer. Clara loves gymnastics, singing, and art as a second-grade student. Reading, hiking, cycling, gardening, and cooking keep Dr. Ewing balanced.