As a string teacher, there are some unique opportunities that social networking can provide. After doing a unit on contemporary black composers that were featured by Castle of our Skins in a black composer anthology challenge, I followed some of the composers that got back to us. Being able to make these kinds of connections is amazing for both my students' benefit and my professional growth.
Some of the people I follow are
Jonathan Bailey Holland @profjbh
Brittany J. Green @musicallyphresh
Composer [Mel] Fitzhugh @MelFitzhugh