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Reevaluating Professional Practice

Reevaluating Professional Practice Experimenting with the New and Interrogating the Old in Ensemble Music Education By NAfME Member Brian N. Weidner As a new band director, I remember having a…

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20+ Surefire Ways to Warm Up Your Choir

20+ Surefire Ways to Warm Up Your Choir By Jennifer Moorhatch Article originally published on JW Pepper Blog What types of vocal warm-ups do you use for your choir rehearsals?…

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March 29: 2021 All-National Honor Ensembles Concerts

2021 All-National Honor Ensembles Concerts March 29, 6:00-9:00 PM EDT This past January the 2021 All-National Honor Ensembles gathered virtually for rehearsals with esteemed conductors and workshops with renowned clinicians,…

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Motivating Your Ensemble: Ignite a Spark!

Motivating Your Ensemble Ignite a Spark! By NAfME Member Wendy K. Matthews When making music with others, the ensemble is able to become much more than the sum of its…

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10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II

10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II A Better Approach to Practice By NAfME Member Kyle Oberhauser A quick review from Part I, “Why Practice Works,” will show the importance…

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10 Books to Improve Practice

10 Books to Improve Practice Part I: Why Practice Works By NAfME Member Kyle Oberhauser with contributions by Lori Schwartz Reichl We have all heard the phrase “practice makes perfect,”…