In this series we welcome Scott Rush to the show. Mr. Rush is is the lead writer for the “Habits” music education series published by GIA Publications and is the former Director of Bands at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He is currently the Director of Fine and Performing Arts In Dorchester School District Two and is the conductor of The Charleston Wind Symphony. In this episode we talk about advice for young teachers and navigating the collaborative nature of band.
In this episode, my colleague Jordan Stern and I discuss general tips for improving ensemble intonation, including working to develop aural skills in students, exercises to improve pitch matching in the band, and common pitfalls. If you are interested in the exercises we discuss, you can get more information at www.tuningwithtechnology.com
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The final part in our series with Mark Connor (composer, music educator, and podcaster extraordinaire). In this episode we talk recruiting, changing instruments, and other fun aspects of the band director life.
Mark J. Connor is a composer, conductor, and educator whose main focus is writing for concert band, with works appearing on several state lists. His band music has enjoyed performances at several state music educator conferences, including TMEA, and his music is published by RWS Music Company, Grand Mesa Music, and Alry Publications.
He also hosts an amazing podcast (Everything Band). Join us for our discussion about his perspectives in going back into the band directing world.