Music And Perseverance

“When a child picks up a violin for the first time, she/he knows that playing Bach right away is not an option; however, when that child practices, learns the skills and techniques and doesn’t give up, that Bach concerto is that much closer. In an increasingly...
Director Tips – Most Popular Part V

Director Tips – Most Popular Part V

As we begin the holiday season, we offer up a few of our past tips from some of the most watched Director Spotlights. Please enjoy tips from Dean Westman, Brian Caldwell and Jay Webb. Please have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Dean Westman: Focus On Others   Brian...

Arts Encourage Teamwork

“When a child has a part to play in a music ensemble, or a theater or dance production, they begin to understand that their contribution is necessary for the success of the group. Through these experiences children gain confidence and start to learn that their...

Arts Participation Improves Focus

“The ability to focus is a key skill developed through ensemble work. Keeping a balance between listening and contributing involves a great deal of concentration and focus. It requires each participant to not only think about their role, but how their role contributes...
Director Tips – Most Popular Part IV

Director Tips – Most Popular Part IV

Today we offer a few of the more popular tips from our Director Spotlight interview series. Joe Vrabec, Mike Pote, Chris Kreke, Andy Cook and Kyle Young along with Bill Stultz offer a few tips to directors teaching in small schools, Excellence and All-state audition...