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News and Events
AJ Smith released a song called "Billy Joel," and it got the Piano Man's attention.
"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."
Nono Chen has been named as a participant in the 15th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project.