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Program Notes: The Band Director Podcast

Dec 28, 2017

So now that we've discussed some of the causes behind poor intonation, how do we help our students build good intonation habits?  In the second part of this series Jordan Stern and I discuss some of the strategies to teach intonation conceptually. 

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Dec 14, 2017

This episode begins our series on intonation in the wind ensemble.  Jordan Stern and I discuss some common causes of bad intonation and introduce ideas for improvement.  Be sure to check out the other episodes in the series as they release

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Nov 24, 2017

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This episode Dr. Kyle Glaser joins us to talk about the broader concerns of programming music for your wind ensemble.  

Nov 9, 2017

In this episode we talk about the basics of selecting music for your band, common pitfalls, and what to watch for in order for your students to be successful.  

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Oct 20, 2017

Once you're professional and have planned for class, how do you improve your classroom management?


This episode continues our talk regarding classroom management, where we talk about things such as the importance of having a few, actionable rules; developing logical and appropriate consequences, and pacing/redirection...