The Instrumentalist

Articles November 2013

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Interview:
The West Ranch Way: An Interview with Jason Marshall
“For band and orchestra rehearsals, students come in and set up, and at three minutes after the bell rings they are to be in their seats and ready to go. Whether I am on the podium at that precise moment is irrelevant; they should be ready to play.”
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Conducting Clinic:
Keys to Great Guest Conducting
“The first rehearsal is about you and the musicians getting to know one another musically. I like to begin with a piece that is fairly easy on the first reading to gather as much of this information as possible and start our time together by doing something well.”
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Percussion Clinic:
Percussion Stickings
“Varying the sticking pattern sparks an automatic shift in technical execution, resulting in a subtle change to the sound. Seasoned percussionists choose stickings wisely, based on technical necessity, musical preference, or both.”
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Career Advice:
Helping Students Prepare for Music School
“One way teachers can assist students in deciding whether to pursue a career in education is by letting them shadow you in your job. Seeing a band or orchestra director’s daily routine and schedule can be extremely eye opening.”
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Instrumentalist Classic:
Intonation Problems of the Euphonium
This gem from our archives originally appeared in the May 1981 issue of The Instrumentalist.
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Notes from Northfield:
Student for a Day
Options for professional development include graduate courses, week-long workshops, or at state and national music conferences. “Another great way to improve your own teaching is to watch a colleague in action.”
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History:
Goldman, Revelli, and the Modern American Concert Band
“Most American band directors in the 1930s and 40s felt no compulsion to expand or improve band repertoire. Fortunately, there were a few band directors who felt differently.”
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Life of Reely:
College Essay
“Here is a sample essay your students may want to use as a model of what not to do.”
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