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A Conversation with Grammy Music Educator Award Recipient Mickey Smith Jr.

In this episode, Nick Averwater talks with  Mickey Smith Jr. , the  2020 recipient of the Grammy Music Educator Award . He is originally from Mossville, LA, a small town in the southwest corner of the state, and currently teaches at  The Greene School  in West Palm Beach, FL. He also travels extensively as a guest educator and motivational speaker. This conversation was recorded June 30, 2022. Read More
at Saturday, August 27, 2022

2022 Young Directors Bootcamp, Part 2

Podcast Episode Summary In this episode we'll listen to the second half of a panel discussion from Amro Music's Young Directors Bootcamp, which is a chance for band directors who are just starting out to hear from educators who are a few years into their careers. The discussion features Reece Gardner from  Arlington Middle School in Arlington, TN , Emma Lang from  Trenton Rosenwald Middle School  and  Peabody High School  in Trenton, TN, Nathan Anderson... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, August 19, 2022

Young Director's Bootcamp: Part Two

Podcast Episode Summary On August 7, 2021 Amro Music hosted its first-ever Young Directors Bootcamp. It was a chance for new educators to get practical advice from a panel of four highly successful band directors in the Mid-South region. The goal for the Young Director's Bootcamp was to help everyone feel more confident and equipped for the first week of school, and beyond. On our last episode of After Hours, we heard the first half of the bootcamp, and in this episode we'll hear the... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, August 20, 2021

Young Director's Bootcamp: Part One

Podcast Episode Summary On August 7, 2021 Amro Music hosted its first-ever Young Directors Bootcamp. It was a chance for new educators to get practical advice from a panel of four highly successful band directors in the Mid-South region. The goal for the Young Director's Bootcamp was to help everyone feel more confident and equipped for the first week of school, and beyond. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation. what should you cover during the first week of band... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Saturday, August 14, 2021

The Art of the First Week

Episode Summary In this episode we kick off Season 3 of the After Hours podcast as Nick Averwater and his three guests talk about  The Art of the First Week . Joining Nick will be Lindsey Mears from  Smyrna Middle School  in Smyrna, TN, Brittany Jerrell from  Stewarts Creek Middle School , which is also in Smyrna, and Jennifer Church from  Greenbrier High School  in Greenbrier, Arkansas.   Panelists Lindsey Mears, Smyrna Middle School Lindsey... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, August 6, 2021


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