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Recommended Websites and Blogs

National Association of Schools of Music - - enter “music” in the search box to come up with an extensive list

of posts pertaining to free music technology resources - a collection of news stories and blog links pertaining to all facets of the arts, updated daily - companion to the website and the book of the same name - Teaching Music: Reflections of a Daily Practitioner - Exploring the processes of music making and the path to musicality - Composer-educator-critic Greg Sandow on the future of classical music - Mind Over Music: music cognition news - Victoria Williamson – Music Psychology - The Bulletproof Musician: deals with the psychology of performance - Gary Rupert’s Blog: Jumpstart your day with Today’s Task

Recommended Reading & Resources

Alternative Rehearsal Techniques by Edward Lisk

The American Wind Band: A Cultural History by Richard Hansen

The Art of Elementary Band Directing by Eileen Fraedrich

Assessing the Developing Child Musician by Timothy Brophy

Band Instrument “Quick Fix” Repair Solutions by Gregory Biba

Best Music for Beginning Band by Thomas Dvorak & Richard Floyd

Best Music for Chorus and Band by Keith Kinder

Best Music for High School Band by Thomas Dvorak, Robert Grechesky, & Gary Ciepluch

Best Music for Young Bands by Thomas Dvorak

The Choral Conductor’s Aural Tutor by James Jordan

The Choral Rehearsal by James Jordan

The Choral Warm-Up by James Jordan

Classroom Management in General, Choral, & Instrumental Music Programs by Marvelene Moore

A Composer’s Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, Vol. 1-3

ed. Timothy Salzman

Composers on Composing for Band, Vol. 1-3 ed. Mark Camphouse

Composers on Composing for Choir ed. Tom Wine

Confessions of a First-Year Maestro: A Guide to Your First Year of Teaching by C. Robertson

Developing Musicianship through Improvisation by Christopher Azzara and Richard Grunow

The Empowered Choral Rehearsal by Simon Carrington

Everyday Stuff Every Director Should Know by David Vandewalker

A Guide to the Understanding and Correction of Intonation Problems by Al “Corky” Fabrizio

Improving Intonation in Band and Orchestra Performance by Robert Garofalo

Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians by Jeffrey Agrell

Improvisation Games for One Player by Jeffrey Agrell

Instrumental Music Pedagogy by Daniel Kohut

Intelligent Music Teaching by Robert Duke

It’s Your First Year Teaching, But You Don’t Have to Act Like It by Bob Kitchen

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me by Gerald Eskelin

Music, Artistry, and Education by Milton Allen

The Music and Literacy Connection by Dee Hansen

Music for Homeschoolers: A Guide to Music Instruction for the Homeschooled Child by Joanne May

The Musician’s Way by Gerald Klickstein

Rehearsing the Band ed. John Williamson

The Savvy Musician by David Cutler

Scale Your Way to Music Assessment by Paul Kimpton and Delwyn Harnisch

The School Choral Program by Michele Holt and James Jordan

Shaping Sound Musicians by Patricia O’Toole

So…You’re the New Band Director. Now What? by Philip Wise

Sociology for Music Teachers by Hildegard C. Froehlich


Teaching Band & Orchestra by Lynn G. Cooper

Teaching Instrumental Music: Methods & Materials by Shelley Jagow

Teaching Music: Managing the Successful Music Program by Darwin Walker

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band ed. Richard Miles

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Solos with Wind Band Accompaniment ed. Richard Miles

Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band ed. Richard Miles & Thomas Dvorak

Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir ed. Heather Buchanan & Matthew W. Mehaffey

Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Choir ed. Frank Abrahams & Paul Head

Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra ed. David Littrell & Laura Reed Racin

Teaching Music Through Performing Marches ed. Richard Miles

Teaching Musicianship in the High School Band by Joseph Labuta

Teaching Rhythm: New Strategies and Techniques for Success by David Newell

Teaching Techniques and Insights for Instrumental Music Educators by Joseph Casey

The Teaching of Instrumental Music by Richard Colwell

Tools for Powerful Student Evaluation by Susan Farrell

The Winds of Change and Winds of Change II: The New Millennium by Frank Battisti


Marching Band

The Complete Marching Band Resource Manual by Wayne Bailey and Thomas Caneva

The Dynamic Marching Band by Wayne Markworth

The System: A Marching Band Guide by Gary Smith

Techniques of Marching Band Show Designing by Dan Ryder


Jazz Pedagogy


Aebersold for Everyone by Jamey Aebersold, arr. Peter Blair

Getting Started with Jazz Band by Lissa Fleming

How to Play Jazz and Improvise by Jamey Aebersold (book & play-along CD, Vol. 1)

The Jazz Ensemble Director’s Manual by Richard Lawn

Jazz Pedagogy: The Jazz Educator's Handbook and Resource Guide by J.R. Dunscomb & Willie Hill

Rhythm Section Workshop for Jazz Directors by Shelly Berg, Lou Fischer, Fred Hamilton, & Steve Houghton (book, CD, & DVD; complete set contains director’s book and individual part books)

Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz ed. Richard Miles & Ronald Carter