Professional Development

For over 30 years, I have had the tremendous privilege of playing trumpet for audiences around the world.
Omar Thomas is an assistant professor of composition at The University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music. He is helping educators rethink the way that they can build non-exclusionary curricula.  
Flutist Mimi Stillman compares her role of managing the chamber music group Dolce Suono (“Sweet Sounds”) to running a small country.
Mimi Stillman was only 12 years old when she started working toward her bachelor’s degree at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
As you prepare for the next musical journey with your students, here are some ideas to help your young timpanists.
“Going virtual” was something that terrified even the most seasoned and skilled music educators, but it is now a reality for all of us.
Yamaha Master Educator Jeffrey Grogan is professor of music and director of orchestral activities at Oklahoma City University. He is also artistic director and conductor of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras. 
What makes the trombone special? The sound of the trombone is one of the most profound and glorious of the brass family.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that making New Year’s resolutions is a recent phenomenon — perhaps started by some 1970s ad campaign. But no.
I’d like to share an uplifting collection of lessons that K-12 music educators have experienced during this tumultuous year, proving that even in chaos, the power and reach of music prevail!

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