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The State of Music Education and Deciding Where to Go from Here

Panelist Scott Lang For over a decade Scott Lang has been educating and entertaining audiences of all ages. As a nationally known leadership trainer, Scott conducts over 120 workshops annually and works with some of our country’s finest educational groups and performing ensembles. As a highly decorated veteran teacher of sixteen years Scott's bands have had many notable performances including the Pasadena Tournament of Rose Parade, the Music Educators National Biennial... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, December 11, 2020

Pandemic Fatigue and Living Your Best Life

Panelist - Scott Lang For over a decade Scott Lang has been educating and entertaining audiences of all ages. As a nationally known leadership trainer, Scott conducts over 120 workshops annually and works with some of our country’s finest educational groups and performing ensembles. As a highly decorated veteran teacher of sixteen years Scott's bands have had many notable performances including the Pasadena Tournament of Rose Parade, the Music Educators National Biennial... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, October 16, 2020

Middle School Classroom Procedures During COVID-19

Panelists Terri Green (Olive Branch Middle School, Mississippi) Emily Brown (South Gibson County, Tennessee) Andrew Lynn (Stewarts Creek Middle School, Tennessee) Brittany Jerrell (Stewarts Creek Middle School, Tennessee) Podcast Summary In this week's conversations, our panel of middle school directors shares how they will lay out their classroom and rehearsal spaces, manage instrument storage and classroom logistics, instrument hygiene and more for the... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Technology Solutions for Music Educators

Panelist- Jeremy Payne Jeremy Payne - The Music People Podcast Summary In this week's conversations, Jeremy shared with us technology solutions for teaching, streaming and online learning. We will discuss USB hubs, microphones, classroom PA systems, and more! Video Recording Podcast   Resources Email Jeremy here. Professional Development Attendance Letter DOWNLOAD LETTER Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Monday, August 10, 2020

Assessing Your Program's Needs and Crafting Your Plan Forward

Panelists- Francie Beard, David Stevens, and Greg Bruner Francie Beard - Frederick Douglass High School , Orchestra Director David Stevens - Adamsville High School , Band Director Greg Bruner - Highland High School , Band Director Podcast Summary In this week's conversations, our panel discussed how to assess the needs of your ensembles and also its individual students after returning from a summer break and school shutdowns due to COVID-19. Video... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Assigning Beginner Instruments without Aerosols or Mouthpiece Testing

Panelist- Rebecca Lowry Rebecca Lowry - Director, Mill Creek Middle School Podcast Summary In this week's conversations, middle school director Rebecca Lowry shared with us how she places her beginning band students on instruments based on facial structure, rather than through mouthpiece testing. Video Recording Podcast   Resources Instrument Fitting Spreadsheet Beginner Instrument Facial Structure Reference Sheet Contact Rebecca ... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Monday, August 3, 2020

Staying Relentlessly Positive While Facing Reality

Panelist - Bob Morrison Robert B. Morrison is Founder and CEO of Quadrant Research, the nation’s leading arts education research organization where he has created a deep body of research and policy work and is recognized as a pioneer in statewide arts education status and condition research. Mr. Morrison was the managing partner for the groundbreaking New Jersey Arts Education Census Project, completing the first statewide census for arts... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Taking Action: Developing Your Program's Action Plan for Music Education

Panelists- Barry Trobaugh, Nick Averwater, and Richie Williams Barry Trobaugh, Director of Bands, Munford (TN) High School Nick Averwater, Vice President, Amro Music Stores, Inc. Richie Williams, Director of Bands, Paragould (AR) High School Podcast Summary In this week's conversations, we explored resources available to music educators and introduced the collaborative document "Considerations for a Safe Return to the Instrumental Music Classroom."... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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