Professional Development

Mark Mallman is a Minneapolis-based songwriter, composer and performer. He’s written music for TV, has released eight albums, and his epic work, “Marathon III,” went on for 78 hours and spanned 576 pages of lyrics.
Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas, opened in 2008 as the seventh comprehensive high school in the North East Independent School District (NEISD).
After two years of teaching elementary general music, I was ready for a change, so I applied to a music education master’s program and for more band jobs.
Imagine training as a music educator while you’re still a senior in high school.
Music teachers are unique individuals, but they often share a few common traits.
In less than three weeks, the Ralls County R-II School District in Center, Missouri, more than doubled its beginning band program.
“Nerv-i-cited” is how my daughter describes the feeling of being simultaneously excited and nervous.
Ever since I can remember, I have been writing music. I premiered my first real composition, entitled “The Mysterious Island,” when I was 8 years old.
In the summer of 2018, I began my tenure as the director of bands at Shelby County High School (SCHS) in Columbiana, Alabama.
Yes, you read the title of this article correctly — please proceed with caution because this topic may offend most music teachers.

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