English Folk Song Suite

At the Midwest Clinic I could have spent hours and tons of money looking though the hundreds of scores they had available. I decided to pick up English Folk Song Suite: by Ralph Vaughn Williams. I personally like the folk song tunes and style of the piece, having put it together in a few rehearsals with the…

Why use the Alexander Technique in Marching Band

Here are my reasons: 1. Better body mapping= unity and precise movement, unity in their bodies and as an ensemble makes sharper movements. They need to know how their movement in the their legs effects their upper body and shoulders. 2. Better breathing: students need to be aware of their breath and how moving their…

Top Conductors

I found a list of BBC Music Magazine’s top conductors. I want to start doing a little conducting studying on my own now that I don’t have to take anymore semesters of the class. I still have a ton of room for improvement and growth in my score study and analysis and my conducting skill.…

Recital Music

I have been slack with this, but today I listened to some of (well most of) the music that I am playing for my recital this fall and my audition music. It still haven’t found a good recording of The Devil’s Tale by James Stephenson… I found one on youtube, but there is no indication…