Archive for September, 2012

By Si Millican In most of the courses I teach in the instrumental music education area at the University of Texas at San Antonio, my students are required to teach their peers in a series of microteaching episodes. Some of these teaching episodes require my students to engage in teaching tasks such as teaching a […]

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One of my tasks as an instructor in the instrumental music education program at the University of Texas at San Antonio is to teach the ubiquitous “band methods” class. This class, one of three our senior-level students are required to take as a part of their degree program, is designed to help students assimilate what […]

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In addition to the many great print resources available for helping you select great works for bands, there are several great websites which feature comprehensive guides to literature. Professor Fred Allen’s post from the Texas School Music Project is a great place to start and features a comprehensive list of great band literature for both […]

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