Let’s say you’re getting close to your performance date and your students are reasonably prepared. Want to try something different that could introduce new levels of understanding?
This time of year many of us are faced with the challenge of programming a winter or holiday concert with music that is appropriate for both our students and our community standards.
“Summertime and the living is easy…” While this has always been one of my favorite Gershwin songs, I don’t think the lyrics are particularly applicable to music educators.
The good news: today nearly everyone has access to a portable device capable of shooting high-quality video and audio.
After 36 years in the classroom teaching band, marching band, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, composition, and multimedia I have come to the conclusion that college preparation for our field is in need of change.