Music Education: Are we doing enough to encourage women educators?

The stats do not lie: men dominate music education roles in the secondary and collegiate levels. I, for one, do not like that. It is an interesting situation. In a world in which we discuss equality, we still miss the mark is music education. Over the years, studies and research from across the United States …

Repertoire: Five current composers whose music you should be playing

The repertoire within the world of wind bands is ever-growing. With this new literature, comes new composers and new conducting opportunities. We all know the standards. Holst Suite in E-flat, Vaughan Williams English Folksong Suite. Vincent Persichetti’s wonderful library of works. Or that of Frank Ticheli. The depth of works within the wind band repertoire …

Conducting: Top Ten compositions for Concert Winds

A conversation between of friend of mine and I circled around pieces we enjoyed conducting. We soon discussed out top ten works for winds. Of course, this becomes a controversial subject to many conductors. Arguments rage over what pieces are worth the time and effort, and only doing certain works really matter. We all have …