Quick Reference for Band Directorsby Ron Kearns (Vandoren Artist)
Interview by John Kuzmich Jr. Ph.D.
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”Everything you need to know at your fingertips—from a director who has done it all. An excellent resource for new directors as well as experienced ones.”—Sally Wagner, directo ...
Meet the Composer
A new feature on Banddirector.com hosted by composer, William Withem. This monthly feature will presents indepth interviews with composers in video, text and audio formats. Please feel free to submit composers names to be interviewed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Composer hostWilliam Withem
RICK DEJONGE - Composer
Rick DeJonge is a graduate of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program from USC and holds a Master's of Art and Bachelor's of Music from Western Michigan University. Rick has been writing music for orchestra and wind ensemble for over 20 years and for the Boston Brass the last 7 years. You can hear his symphonic works ...
Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Tradition of Excellenceby Bruce Pearson and Ryan Nowlin Beginning Band Instruction Has Changed Forever!
An Audio INTERVIEW with Bruce Pearson by John Kuzmich Jr.PLAY AUDIO INTERVIEW >>
Meet Tradition of Excellence: An Innovative New Band Method By John Kuzmich, Jr. September 14, 2011
This isn’t your grandpa&r ...
An Audio Interview and Book Review with Kevin WhiteheadWhy Jazz? a concise guideby John Kuzmich Jr.Oxford University Press
Click on the link below to download the Mp3 file Interview (may take a moment to download)Audio Interview
Five tunes that come up in our discussion (with Kevin Whitehead’s comments): Louis Armstrong, “P ...
Beyond Talent Creating a Successful Career in Music (Second Edition) Angela Myles Beeching Price: $21.95Oxford University Press
Description The first edition of Beyond Talent quickly became a favorite among classical and jazz musicians, and has been used in courses at scores of conservatories and universities. This expanded second edition provides ...
An Interview with Amy Nathan
Author of: THE YOUNG MUSICIAN'S SURVIVAL GUIDE: TIPS FROM TEENS AND PROSOxford University Press
BD: What inspired you to write this book?
AN: Although I took piano lessons as a child and played trumpet in my public high school band, I was never very good at either instrument and didn’t keep playing them after high school ...
World Trade Center 10th Anniversary TributeNYC Veterans Day CelebrationNovember 10 & 11, 2011An Interview with Melinda MarinoffBD.com: Hello Melinda, thank you for taking time to do this interview with Banddirector.com. Before talking about the World Trade Center 10th Anniversary Tribute I would like to go back a little and ask you about The Band of Prid ...
An Interview with Mark C. Ely
Oxford University Press
Question 1:What is the primary focus of the Wind Talk books (i.e., Wind Talk: A Practical Guide to Understanding & Teaching Woodwind Instruments and Wind Talk: A Practical Guide to Understanding & Teaching Brass Instruments). Answer 1:The purpose of these reference books is to provide instrume ...
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Interview with Kenny GBanddirector.com
Kenny G, the world’s most renowned saxophonist, will release his first Latin Jazz album, Rhythm & Romance, backed by some of the ...
Interview with Brian Roelandt
Director of Fitzgerald High School Bands
BD: How long have you worked at Warren Fitzgerald? What attracted you to the school/program?
I have been a band director in the Warren Fitzgerald Schools for 11 years and have taught instrumental music for 18 years. I was attracted to the program at Fitzgerald because of the reputation ...
Interview with Gustav Meier
Watch a rare four-part interview with one of the greatest conductors of all time, Gustav Meier.
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Gustav Meier is the director of the Orchestra Conducting Program at the Peabody Institute and Music Director of the Greate ...
An Interview with Author, Educator, and Musician Gerald Klickstein
Gerald Klickstein, Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is a renowned guitarist and performance educator. He frequently lectures at prominent music conferences and appears at leading music schools and festivals where he performs, teaches, and directs or ...
Oboe Art and Method
by Martin Schuring
In Oboe Art and Method, veteran oboe performer and instructor Martin Schuring describes in detail all of the basic techniques of oboe playing and reed making, with expert tips and step-by-step instructions for how best to perform each of these tasks with grace and technical efficiency. It has been ne ...