MUSIC IS A BIRTHRIGHT.
The mission of Mile of Music’s Music Education Team is to help all people unleash their inner musician in order to build a community of active music explorers, music makers, and music lovers. We are committed to providing dynamic music-making opportunities for people on the Mile to set them on a path of discovering and developing their musical selves.

At Mile of Music, people don’t just hear the music, they are the music!


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Corey Torres

José & Marisol Encarnación

Greg Forton

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MET Workshop Artist

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Jose Corey Torres is a New York native who traveled here in 2008 to attend Lawrence University. After graduating with his Bachelors degree in Gender studies, he’s dedicated his time and energy to youth mentoring, and personal growth. When Corey is not in the community giving back, he spends a great deal of his time working on music with his band Mokumbo. He wrote his first Hip Hop song at the age of 13, since then it’s been a great addition to his everyday routine. Music plays a big role in is his life. It inspires him to inspire others, to learn the art of Hip Hop.

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Their Words:Dancing salsa is not only an expression of body movement but also about the magic that happens inside the body… the heart smiles, the soul burns, and everything else feels right in its place.


José L. Encarnacion is a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, Latin percussionist, and the Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at Lawrence University. He leads the jazz improvisation classes, coaches jazz small groups, teaches applied jazz saxophone, and coordinates the jazz performance program at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. He is also a self-taught dancer and says he feels very lucky to have been taking lessons from his wife, Marisol, a social salsa dance instructor, vocalist, and artisan! They are excited to share their love of music and dance at Mile 6.

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MET Workshop Artist

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BIO COMING SOON!

Sara Devine

Bernard Lilly

Up With People

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MET Workshop Artist, Neurological Music Therapist, clinical social worker, founder of Expressive Therapies

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Her Words: “Music is a unique tool that when utilized in it’s fullest can provide language for those without words, organization within our struggling bodies, a sense of peace within chaotic times (inner and outer) and connection with those around us.”


Sara Devine MT-BC, NMT, LCSW is a board certified music therapist, neurological music therapist and licensed clinical social worker. With more than 15 years of experience working with individuals of all ages and needs, Sara combines her love and the science of music along with her passion of counseling to best meet the needs of the clients that she serves. Sara owns Expressive Therapies that provides Northeast Wisconsin with creative arts therapies and counseling services. Expressive Therapies is a business that offers individual and group music therapy, art therapy, counseling, adaptive lessons and therapeutic & recreational drum circles. Expressive Therapies started in 2011 and continues to expand and grow as the community offers wonderful response to these therapeutic arts. Sara also provides music enrichment classes for all ages through Lawrence Academy of Music. The Music for Special Needs classes are a great opportunity for individuals to connect, socialize and enjoy making music together. Check out those websites for more information: www.expressivetherapies.net; go.lawrence.edu/academy-specialneeds

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MET Workshop Artist, singer-songwriter, musician, LU'18

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His Words: “Other than God, music is the most powerful thing we have access to in this world.”


B. Lilly was born and raised on the West-side of Chicago where he discovered his love for music in the church. His favorite parts of service were “any time the band played and choir sang”. At the age of 13, he began putting his love for music into action by learning how to play piano. In high school, he discovered his love for singing and started combining the two. Music was just a hobby for him until a defining performance that changed his life forever during his senior year of high school. He would go on to attend Lawrence University in the fall of 2014, where he grew and developed into the artist he is today. B. Lilly graduated from Lawrence University this summer with his Bachelor’s in Anthropology and is now ready to take the world by storm with his music and philanthropy. He is heavily influenced by soul music of the Motown era and anything else that embodies that style and feeling. His goal is to create music that impacts the world. He sings, writes, and performs from his soul in hopes of reaching the souls of others.

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Up With People Junior is a non-profit summer camp for children ages 6 to 12, that promotes global and cultural awareness, community service, self-awareness and leadership through performing arts. Our Appleton camp was 1 of 14 camps 1 of 14 Up with People Junior camp sites worldwide. The children come from all over the greater Fox Cities area. The songs, activities and mission used are from the Global Education and Performing Arts Program, Up With People. The curriculum is rooted in learning and performing Up With People songs and dances, participating in community action projects, and creating respect, awareness and appreciation, both locally and globally, for different cultures. Students are equipped with skills and habits to make positive changes in their homes, schools, community and the world. To end an unforgettable experience, the camp finishes with a high energy performance for parents and other community members. The camp ran for one week at Appleton Public Montessori this past June. The students who participated are excited for the opportunity to perform a second performance thanks to the Music Education Team of the Mile of Music! Come watch our upbeat performance on Sunday August 5th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Stansbury Theatre during the Mile of Music!

Romeo & Calicos

Mariachi Jabalí

Tim Albright

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MET Workshop Artists

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Come join the Romeos and Calicos Square Dance Club to participate in or just watch experienced square dancers. Square dancing is a fun and friendly activity for all ages. Our Club caller, David Waller, will be there to lend his voice, leadership and direction to the event. We love our history and each generation pumps more life, more music and more fun into Square Dancing! We look forward to sharing how to square dance and welcoming you to join us in this fun physical activity.

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Mariachi Jabalí is a group of musicians from Appleton North High School who banded together through North’s Latino club in 2016. All members have different musical and cultural backgrounds but come together to share their love of Latin American music. This group has had many members through the years, but its current members include Jando Valdez (Bass), Danny Lopez (Guitar), Erick Martinez (Trumpet), Jose Martinez (Trumpet), Alex Martinez (Trombone), Emily Tesch (Violin). Mariachi Jabali has played for elementary schools, quinceañeras, Appleton North’s Global week, and events around downtown Appleton. They are excited to be playing for their second time at Mile of Music and would like to thank everyone on the Music Education Team and all of their music instructors.

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His Words:Music has the power to feed the soul, to reveal that hidden place in all of us that aches to soar, dance, sing, wail, laugh, scream and play. My happiest moments are when I get the chance to teach others the path to that magical space.


Equally at home as a performer of classical, jazz and pop music, Tim Albright strives to enable his students to become not just masters of their instrument, but whole artists, at ease in multiple genres and unafraid to tap into their individual creative potential. Albright has been teaching Jazz and Trombone at Lawrence since 2016, and was previously living and making music in New York City for 15 years. Equally at home as a performer of classical, jazz and pop music, he strives to enable his students to become not just masters of their instrument, but whole artists, at ease in multiple genres and unafraid to tap into their individual creative potential. Albright’s varied musical pursuits have taken him throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is a member of the Alan Ferber Big Band, Argento New Music Project, Iris Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, Steve Lehman Octet, and Miguel Zenón Identities Jazz Orchestra. He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, The Knights Chamber Orchestra , Steve Coleman and Five Elements, International Contemporary Ensemble, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Brass, Don Byron, WDR Big Band, Talea Ensemble and Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. He has been the principal trombonist of numerous Broadway shows including On the Town, Evita, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, West Side Story, Spamalot, and Fosse.