Posts Tagged "Advocacy"

The Long Road of the Dissertation

As I near completion of my dissertation and prepare for my defense, it is interesting to reflect back on where I was as an advocate, composer, conductor, and educator just five short years ago. There are certainly days when I feel no smarter than when I started my first doctoral class, and I had I read up on Donald Hodges there is no doubt it would have gone better! For better, for worse, and somewhere in...

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Member article in the NBA Journal

Member article in the NBA Journal

I am pleased to announce that “Never a Losing Season” was included in the NBA 2012 Spring Journal. There are a number of great articles in the issue, and my article can be found on page 19. It is an honor to be able to share these insights with colleagues across a larger circle, and I am hopeful that some of those insights can be put to good use with students and directors over the course of the...

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What makes an effective music educator?

To say I have been buried and been behind – including postings on the blog – this fall is like saying “Sales for Chrysler have been a little down lately”.  There have been a lot of busy things happening, a lot of demanding things happening, and some good things happening in there too.  Parts of my studies at Kent State this fall have included a Seminar in Music Education Class that has given me plenty...

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I believe

I believe in music.I believe in music for the sake of music. I believe music transcends all other academic areas of study because of its beauty, power, drama, excitement, tension, grace, intensity, humor, majesty, sorrow, integrity, and joy. I believe in playing, writing, teaching, and conducting music for the joy of it. I believe in teaching music. I believe in sharing music. I believe that music education...

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The 5th Edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival!!!

Welcome to the 5th edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival! It is an honor to host the carnival this month and bring to you a number of compelling articles and thoughts. Now entrenched in midst of our school year, busy doesn’t even begint to describe our days.  The best thing that all these articles do is give us a moment to reflect on the current status of music education and they are being...

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