Our guest for this episode was Dan Berard, Director of Bands at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. We discussed how Dan has built a thriving band program at a brand new school and learned about how a program in music technology and media arts has helped the music at program reach more students, broaden the learning opportunities available, and enhance the musical experiences of all involved.
In this episode we get a preview of the 2012 CBDNA Band Education Symposium at Arizona State University. We talk with ASU’s director of ensemble studies and host of the conference, Gary Hill, and CBDNA national president Eric Rombach-Kendall about new ideas in music education and what will be presented at the Summer Band Education Symposium.
In this episode we welcome Trish Cornett, a doctoral student in wind conducting at the University of Michigan to talk about conducting symposiums. We discuss the benefits of attending a symposium, what to expect if you decide to go, and how to prepare for the experience.
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Trish Cornett is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the University of Michigan, where she studies with Michael Haithcock. She previously earned the Master of Music degree in conducting from Northwestern University, where she studied with Mallory Thompson, and the Bachelor of Music dual degree in saxophone performance and K-12 music education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where her teachers included Malcolm Rowell and Lynn Klock.
Cornett taught for three years at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont, where she conducted three bands and taught courses in guitar and history of rock. She held a similar position at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, Connecticut from 2002-2005. Cornett is published in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series and is a member of the College Band Directors National Association.
This innovative American musician bridged the gap between ragtime and jazz, and created a sensation in France with his 369th Infantry Regiment Band. In this podcast we discuss Europe’s music, innovations in the area of music business, and lasting contributions to American music. Europe’s music is an important part of Brandon’s upcoming January 31st recital. You’ll hear Brandon discuss why he chose to feature this composer and what his research has taught us about this little-known figure in American music.
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