I am looking forward to presenting tomorrow at the 2015 PMEA Summer Conference in Harrisburg tomorrow. The session is entitled “Even ensemble directors need P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.” (focusing on Planning, Repertoire, Assessment, Concerts, T’s of the Rehearsal, Instruction, Creativity, and Ethics and Emotion). This session includes a blend of recent research in music education, and interactive discussion of best practice and new ideas. Also included in the extended session will be a reading session of new concert band music. I am extremely thankful to Jack Wilds, Willie Owens, Timothy Loest, Chris Bernotas, Scott Watson, Mekel Rogers, Andrew Boysen Jr., Tyler Grant, Chris Sharp, Kevin Hackinson and Brian Balmages for their assistance in getting music for the session.

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