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This Preface is a cherished personal memory of my dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Lenore (Lee) Pogonowski. It provides a glimpse of Lee as a young college professor in the early 1970s at Western Connecticut State University, when she was integrating and expanding her knowledge gleaned from her work with the Manhattanville Music Curriculum Project into the development of a new curricular approach for teaching college freshman music education majors. Her thinking about the teaching-learning process was years ahead of its time and a small group of us were the beneficiaries of this tremendous gift. Every author in this Journal has shared vignettes of their interactions with Lee throughout the following forty decades of her teaching career. I have reviewed each and used our collective voices to develop a concluding statement regarding Lee’s legacy in the field of music education.