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Episode 53: Scott Rush – Part 1

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.

Episode 52: Tips for Improving Intonation

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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Episode 51: Robert Selaiden – Part 3

The final episode in my series with Robert Selaiden, fantastic band director at Leander High School.

Episode 50: Robert Selaiden – Part 2

More of my conversation with Robert Selaiden, incredible band director at Leander High School, as he shares what he wishes he knew earlier in his career.

Episode 49: Robert Selaiden – Part 1

In this episode Robert Selaiden, incredible band director at Leander High School, shares what he wishes he knew earlier in his career.

Episode 48: Perspectives with Mark Connor – Part 3

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.

Episode 47: Perspectives with Mark Connor – Part 2

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 CompanyGrand 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.

Episode 46: Perspectives with Mark Connor – Part 1

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 CompanyGrand 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.

Episode 45: Starting the (Middle School) Year Off Right – Part 3

The final part of our series with Brad and Misty Smith regarding getting off to a great start with your middle school students. I hope this has been a helpful series and that your year gets off to a fantastic start!

Episode 44: Starting The (Middle School) Year Off Right – Part 2

Join Brad and Misty Smith for Part 2 of our discussion of starting off the year successfully. This episode we digress into classroom management and the importance of communication.

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