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  • New Music for 2019-2020
    Dear Friends and Colleagues in the Band World, Summer is a great time to recharge and regroup, and I hope each of you has been ...
  • Repertoire Preparation
    I am delighted to have an article in the June 2019 Issue of the Instrumentalist. Summer is a great time to start getting repertoire prepared ...
  • Seven Signs of Successful Ensembles – Part 2
    Thank you to those of you who reached out personally thanking me for Part I in this post – I was pleasantly surprised with comments, ...
  • Seven Signs of Successful Ensembles – Part I
    Summer has afforded me the opportunity to think some thoughts without feeling overwhelmed. My thoughts on bands continue to be at the forefront of my ...
  • OMEA 2019
    I am enjoying a few days in Cleveland, Ohio for the Ohio Music Educators Professional Development Conference. It is wonderful to reconnect with many of ...
  • Finance for the young musician
    In this post, I am going to give you some tips on how you can build financial security, so you can live a (slightly) less ...
  • Double Bass News – October 11, 2019
    Congratulations to current Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra principal bass Owen Lee and former principal bass Barry Green for leading the bass section for over half a ...
  • Double Bass News – October 4, 2019
    San Francisco Symphony Principal Bass Scott Pingel was featured in Rolling Stone for his rendition of (Anesthesia)-Pulling Teeth at the opening of the new Chase ...
  • Double Bass News – September 27, 2019
    Melbourne Bass Day 2019 Rob Nairn will be hosting the third annual Melbourne Bass Day November 24th. Learn more in this conversation with Rob and ...
  • How Double Bass Extensions Work
    For centuries, composers and performers have experimented with various tunings and numbers of strings on double basses. While the standard double bass tuning is EADG ...
  • Carols for Christmastime
    Season’s Greetings! Yes, I am alive and well, even though I have been absent from the blogsphere :^). As I have these past three years, ...
  • Reflecting Goodness
    In a few days, students and I will be starting classes for the 2016 – 2017 school year. I think many teachers and students share ...
  • The Road Home
    The Road Home  Michael Dennis Browne Tell me where is the road I can call my own, That I left, that I lost, so long ...
  • Dear Mr. Dengler…with much love
    Two weeks ago, I called my dear high school music teacher, Mr. Dengler, to tell him that I have been appointed as the new Director ...
  • Finding New Choral Music – Ola Gjeilo
    Lately, I’ve been longing to hear great new music. New choral music to be specific. Sometimes, you just need to hear a beautiful SATB choir to ...
  • Whoa. Big news from MakeMusic.
    https://www.makemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Weezic-Acquisition-Press-Release-final.pdf?utm_source=cheetah&utm_medium=email I don't know about your district, but mine has really gone in for Chromebooks.  We are 1:1 with that family of ...
  • First SmartMusic Assignment Is Out The Door.
    I have my first SmartMusic assignment out the door for all of my students as of last Friday. Because of the parent-student-teacher happening next ...
  • SmartMusic Enrollment Time!
    www.smartmusic.com (Background: At my middle school we are requiring everyone to have an account and we are paying for it with a student ...
  • Where Have I Been?
    Yikes! It has been a while since I have posted here. Personally, it has been an eventful summer for me and my family. ...
  • SmartMusic Training!
    https://www.smartmusic.com/training/smartmusic-workshops/ Are you looking for license renewal hours?  Are you required by your state to get some hours in "technology" even though you ...
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