Music Technology

Composition List and QR Codes

Composition List and QR Codes

Dr. Joesph Pisano and I had a great chat a few weeks ago about expanding technologies that are becoming more “user friendly”. One such item that has wonderful possibilities for the performing arts are QR Codes. I was pleasantly surprised earlier today when I visited Mustech.net that Dr. Pisano had just published a great article on QR Codes for music educators. I had bounced the idea about a list of compositions with QR Codes. My goal...

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The Wind Band Music of Travis J. Weller

The Wind Band Music of Travis J. Weller

Thanks to a number of Web 2.0 integrations, I have started a Facebook page for The Wind Band Music of Travis J. Weller. It’s nice to be able to use a successful social media platform to assist with this aspect of being an advocate, composer, conductor, and educator. I plan on continue using the site here for musings about music education, new compositions, advocacy, leadership, and life in music. Facebook provides a way to get this and...

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Interdisciplinary Unit and RCampus

So thanks to Dr. Jay Dorfman’s (while he was still at Kent)class this past summer, I created an interdisciplinary unit on the Trail of Tears to enrich my ensemble’s studying of two pieces of music, “The Trail of Tears” by James Barnes and “Etowah” by Brian Balmages.  For those of you unfamiliar with the piece by Barnes, I highly recommend it.  It is not incredibly difficult music – but it is uplifting,...

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The Ever-Evolving Educator of Music: A Visionary

What a great day of teaching! MS Band played through the setting of the Jupiter Chorale, HS Band worked Flourish for Band by Vaughan Williams, and the Wind Ensemble really dug into 1st Suite by Holst (After all, The British are coming…). But that wasn’t even the best part. Thanks to the encouragement and assistance of Dr. Joseph Pisano, I brought a little bit of 21st Century Technology into my presentation today. Using a Lenovo...

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Podcast newbie!

At the urging of several friends, and a desire to provide some extra help for my students I have completed my first podcast at Wildvoice. The first podcast is a review/remediation session of cut-time and 6/8 rhythms that the middle school band has been working on during rehearsals and that are found in one of their selections for the Holiday Concert.  It is simply titled “Mercer MS Band Rhythm Tutoring Session”. ...

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