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Tips For Retaining Most (Or Even All) Of Your Band Students

In this episode, Nick Averwater continues his conversation with Benjamin Easley, Director of Bands at  Nolensville High School  in Nolensville, TN. We'll learn more about Benjamin's approach to maintaining high retention rates in the band program at Nolensville, how his approach to teaching has changed as a result of Covid, and more. Our conversation was recorded July 1, 2022. It's broken up in to two episodes and this is part two. Podcast Resources In this... Read More
at Sunday, September 18, 2022

Increasing Retention In Your Music Program

Podcast Episode Summary This week Joel Hurd, one of co-producers of the podcast, talks with  Dr. Jennifer Hawkinson , Associate Professor of Music Education at the  University of Central Arkansas . Before joining UCA, Dr. Hawkinson spent 18 years in South Dakota as a music educator in several school districts, including one of the largest schools in the state,  Sioux Falls Washington High School . She joined us at Amro Music as part of Amro University, a two-day gathering of... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, June 10, 2022

Keeping Students Interested In Music Throughout All of Their School Years, and Beyond

Podcast Episode Summary This week Nick Averwater continues his conversation with Alexis Yatuzis-Derryberry, General Music Teacher at  Stewarts Creek High School  in Smyrna, Tennessee. Before moving to Stewarts Creek in 2021, Alexis spent nearly 20 years teaching general music and choir at the elementary and middle school levels. She is also President of the  TMEA, The Tennessee Music Education Association , and an adjunct Music Education Instructor at  Middle Tennessee... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, March 11, 2022

Recruitment and Retention Ideas and Strategies for 2020-2021 with Marcia Neel

Panelist-  Marcia Neel Marcia served as a public school music educator for 36 years—14 of those as the Secondary Fine Arts Coordinator for the Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth-largest, headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. She currently serves as president of Music Education Consultants, Inc., a consortium of music education professionals working with a variety of educational organizations, arts associations, and school districts to foster the growth... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Bridging the Gap: Retention Techniques for the Spring and Summer

Panelists Kim Webb - Greene County Tech Middle and High School, Paragould, AR Steven Page - Heath Middle School, Paducah, KY Gary Frite - Munford Middle and High School, Munford, TN Podcast Summary In this week's conversations, our panelists shared ideas and best practices for increasing student retention in band, orchestra, and music programs. Video Recording Podcast   Professional Development Attendance Letter Download Letter ... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, April 28, 2020


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