A New Jersey music educator since 2001, Loren joined the Springfield Public Schools in 2004. There, he helped develop the 5th grade choral program, created the 5th grade guitar ensemble, and was named District Teacher of the Year 2008-09. He has been recognised for his cross-curricular work combining music, visual arts, language arts, and technology. Loren has presented regularly at the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) annual conference on a variety of topics, and has served as an adjudicator for several organisations, including the Ryder University Extension Division, Technology in Music Education's New Jersey chapter, and the NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble.
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