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The Pursuit of Perfection
Creative Strategies for Today's Music Directors
Series: Meredith Music Resource
Publisher: Meredith Music
Format: Softcover
Author: Sally Wagner
This nuts-and-bolts collection of essential concepts for successful ensemble directors, like the author's The Pursuit of Excellence: A Band Director's Guide to Success, is comprised of short, easy-to-read chapters. The book's multiple sections focus on musical excellence, professional excellence, auditioning, domestic and international travel and inspirational quotes. The author, a highly successful high school band director for 37 years, addresses a wide variety of topics including: ensemble balance • commissioning • preventing teacher burnout • breathing and tone production • organization • 100+ life skills learned or reinforced through instrumental music • managing multiple levels in ensemble classes • teaching instrumentalists to sing • fundraising and keeping track of funds • an easy approach to sight reading • practicing • programming suggestions • the value of silence in music • developing the percussion section • ten common mistakes to avoid at assessment • establishing and maintaining trust.
$24.95 (US)
Inventory #HL 00291822
ISBN: 9781574634921
UPC: 888680928315
Width: 6.0"
Length: 9.0"
136 pages
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