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Commentary

  • Musical Literacy and Rote Learning: Balancing Thinking and Feeling

    Choral Director Magazine | March 11, 2008The concepts of teaching music either through notation or through direct rote instruction carry all kinds of baggage unrelated to the final musical experience. Musical literacy is seen as more advanced, more sophisticated, more powerful, more serious, “higher class.” Certainly literacy opens doors which would remain closed without that tool. But if not seen as […] Read More...
  • So You’re Going on the Road!

    Choral Director Magazine | July 6, 2007Tours with American high school bands, choirs, and orchestras are about as American as apple pie. However, before jumping onto that bus or plane, you want to make sure you know what you are doing. Getting StartedThe first step is to figure out exactly where you want to go and what you hope to accomplish. […] Read More...
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