Chad Fourman

513-398-2798 ext. 75241 •

For the past 16 years, Chad Fourman has been one of the first teachers to introduce Mason sixth graders to the band program. He enjoys providing the opportunity for these young students to learn how to play an instrument and watching them grow and succeed as musicians through the years, and he especially appreciates teaching in Mason where he has the support of his colleagues, the district, and parents.

Chad earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Wright State University and his master’s degree in music education from the University of Dayton. His first teaching position was in the Franklin City School District. During his time at Mason, Chad has assisted with the marching band and color guard programs in addition to teaching. When he is not at school, Chad enjoys cooking and working in his yard.

Micah Ewing

513-459-2850 ext. 75240 •

Micah Ewing has been teaching instrumental music in the Mason City Schools for 15 years. Prior to teaching in Mason, he taught for four years at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in the Cincinnati Public School District. Micah’s wide ranging teaching experience in Mason includes Beginning Band, High School Marching Band, AP Music Theory, Beginning Guitar, High School String Orchestra and Full Orchestra, and High School Concert Bands, most recently leading the William Mason High School Wind Symphony in concert at the 2016 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. During his tenure in Mason, the band program has grown from fewer than 200 high school band members to over 1000 students in band grades 6-12. Micah currently serves as Performing Arts Department Chair for grades K-6.

Micah received Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Music Performance from Miami University, a Master of Music degree in Wind/Band Conducting from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Music Education from Boston University. His educational and research interests include commissioning new music and fostering interactions between students and composers, the many facets of music education philosophy, and student-led chamber music experiences.

Micah lives in Mason with his talented, patient, and supportive wife, Cathy; his baseball playing senior percussionist son, Jonah; his freshman trombone playing Boy Scout son, Aaron; and his precocious first grade daughter, Clara.