Tony Sauza

“Music Uplifts Us and Gives Us Hope”

“Music Uplifts Us and Gives Us Hope” An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Modern Band Conductor Tony Sauza   This year the 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Modern Band…

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“Without Challenge There Is No Growth”

“Without Challenge There Is No Growth” An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Concert Band Conductor Rodney Dorsey   This year the 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Concert Band will…

Nobuyoshi Yasuda

Making Memorable Musical Experiences

Making Memorable Musical Experiences An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Symphony Orchestra Conductor Nobuyoshi Yasuda   This year the 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Symphony Orchestra will perform alongside…

Frances Fonza

Diving into the Music within the Music

Diving into the Music within the Music  An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Mixed Choir Conductor Frances Fonza   This year the 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Mixed Choir…

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Guiding and Learning from the Audition Process

Guiding and Learning from the Process Educators use a variety of strategies to guide students through the application process for the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles—and pick up new strategies for…

Jazz Is the Aspirational Sound of Our Democracy

Jazz Is the Aspirational Sound of Our Democracy An Interview with 2019 All-National Honor Jazz Ensemble Conductor Todd Stoll and Guest Soloist Camille Thurman   This year the 2019 All-National…

popular music

Bringing Popular Music to the National Stage

Bringing Popular Music to the National Stage An Interview with 2019 All-National Honor Ensemble Modern Band Conductor Scott Burstein This year the inaugural 2019 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Modern Band…