Traveling with Your Music Department

Traveling with Your Music Department By NAfME members Tom Sabatino and Tom Dean Article Originally Posted on JW Pepper Blog Traveling with your school ensemble can be a wonderful experience for…

How to Cultivate a Great Beginner Band

How to Cultivate a Great Beginner Band By Anthony Mazzocchi Article originally posted on The Music Parents’ Guide   I spent a decade teaching band in a middle school classroom…

Ensemble Group Work Done Right

Group Work Done Right By Michael Pearson Original article on Hightop Maestro   When studying the pros and cons of grading students on group work rather than individual achievement, perhaps…

How to Travel with a Music Ensemble, Part 2

“It Takes a Village.” Your Next Steps to a Successful Tour. Part 2 of the series By Dan Schwartz   Ensemble directors are great leaders. They marshal dozens of individuals…

Two Key Insights for Nailing That Audition

By: Donna Schwartz Original article on Donna Schwartz: Where Music Matters Having judged Solo Festivals for almost 15 years, I have witnessed some spectacular performances, and some heart-wrenching breakdowns. How…