I was honored to present at the ATMI Conference (Association for Technology in Music Instruction http://atmionline.org/) which met concurrently with the CMS (College Music Society http://www.music.org) conference in Minneapolis, MN. My session was entitled Recreating the Secondary General Music Classroom for the 21st Century Learner: Teaching Music Through Composition with Technology. Below is the abstract and a link to download … Read More
I was asked via a Twitter post (https://twitter.com/MusicEdTech) to provide some tips on how to boost attendance at community band rehearsals. I suppose these tips would hold true for any community-performing group that relies on volunteers for its organization and even applies to school organizations. If you really think about it, school music ensembles are really made up of volunteers. … Read More
For the second year in a row, one of my student’s has won First Place in the MENC (Music Educators National Conference)/NSBA (National School Board Association) Electronic Music Composition Talent Search in the High School Division. Senior Ricco Burkhardt’s piece Does Murder Sleep was conceived and influence by the Shakespeare quote from Macbeth and was chosen as this year’s winner … Read More
This post was prompted from the following Tweet: Twitter March 26, 2010: @mbteach RT @NMHS_Principal: A simple fix for Internet censorship in schools http://bit.ly/bjH5AQ The article referenced above was based on an interview of Craig Cunningham, a professor at National-Louis University by the author, Mitch Wagner, entitled,
When classroom chaos can’t be helped or controlled via traditional means, enter the Facebook and Apple’s Remote Desktop.
NPR posted an interesting article and audio clip entitled, “The Loudness Wars: Why Music Sounds Worse”
I was cleaning out my hard drive and came across an oldie but goody and thought about the recent conversations and federal government initiatives that support attaching teacher pay or tenure to student test scores. I say to anyone who thinks that this is a good idea, don