Music enriches any education and provides students with a unique perspective and valuable skills. Locally, the Norman Music Institute has been raising the next generation of music artists for 12 years. I spoke with Dean Brown, NMI co-owner and director of music education, about the institute’s history, unique teaching methods and brand-new state-of-the-art facility.
Anthony Compagni, known locally as the accomplished executive chef at Benvenuti’s Ristorante and Volare Pizzeria, knew at a young age that his career would involve food. As a boy, he helped cook in his father’s and nonna’s kitchens, and at the young age of 15, landed his first job in a commercial kitchen.