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Dziuk, Stacy – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Selecting excellent literature for a small or unbalanced band can be challenging, especially if the ensemble is ready to perform literature beyond Grade 2.5. This article describes a process for choosing high-quality repertoire for the small band, focusing on high school/college groups. Also examined is how to analyze and alter pieces to fit the…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, High School Students, College Students
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Bruns, Robert – Music Educators Journal, 2010
Professional musicians and college students commonly study orchestral excerpts, but a similar practice has yet to be implemented in the band field. Due to their widespread use in orchestral auditions, excerpts have been incorporated as a tool for musical development. Many college professors regularly assign excerpt study as part of their…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Musical Instruments, High School Students
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Johnston Turner, Cynthia – Music Educators Journal, 2013
The digital or information age promotes a liberal, more empowering way of learning and interacting or as Bob Stein, founder of the Voyager Company and the Institute for the Future of the Book, says, "If the printing press empowered the individual, the digital world empowers collaboration." Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of wind…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Participation
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Keyes, Christopher – Music Educators Journal, 2000
Contends that teaching contemporary music pieces that are largely improvised provides an ideal learning opportunity for students. Focuses on the piece "Improvisations I," stating that the version presented is intended for college students. Describes the performance of each section of the piece and provides suggestions for rehearsal. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Improvisation