The Instrumentalist

Articles January 2014

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Teaching:
Begin with the End in Mind
"With a strong focus on fundamentals, January rehearsals give students a chance to fall in love with music all over again. “The foundation we build with our ensembles in January will ensure great performances in March, April, and May….We hone our craft in the process and develop a rapport and a vocabulary with our ensemble that will extend through the spring and into the new year ahead.”
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Teaching:
The Music Explosion at West Feliciana High
“Every time students made an honor band or went on a trip, I asked them write a one-paragraph paper on what they experienced. This tuba player wrote, ‘Mr. Jones, if not for that trip, I would not try to pursue college.’”
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Interview:
Teaching in the Northern Woods: An Interview with Nancy Stagnitta
“It is both a privilege, and oftentimes a daunting responsibility, to guide future artists into a world filled with so many unknowns. I feel that one of the most crucial parts of my job is to help students grasp the depth of their potential, identify their strongest gifts and greatest aptitudes, and embark on the career path that is most appropriate and offers the greatest potential for creating success and fulfillment.”
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Brass Clinic:
Slow Lip Slurs
“The ability to glide easily from one register to another at various dynamics is important because it allows the performer to play with musical expressiveness, accuracy, and a beautiful tone throughout the entire range of the instrument.”
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Feature:
Lincoln and the Marine Band at Gettysburg
The Gettysburg Address is well known but also has an unknown musical side. While that occasion is rightly known for President Lincoln's great speech, there is also the story of Francis Scala, a clarinet player and bandleader who traveled from Italy to America, brought the United States Marine Band to greatness, and led that band to play an important role on that famous day in Gettysburg.
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Notes from Northfield:
Testaments of Tranquil Beauty
"The great works of our poets, writers, artists, and musicians are pillars of wisdom that remind us of the importance of truth and beauty"
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Personal Perspective:
My Big Break
An unexpected Algebra accident led to a dramatic change in career path.
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Life of Reely:
Time Well Spent
“If we choose not to focus too much on specific events, particularly the unpleasant ones, and learn to enjoy life in its bite-sized pieces, it will be time well spent indeed.”
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