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Teaching Activism Through Jazz

March 18, 2021

ll White musicians who make a living playing Black music have a moral obligation to speak about racial injustice…

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The Art of Jazz Festival Programming

November 30, 2020

The success or failure of your students’ jazz festival performances, experience and fate might be determined before a note is taught or performed.

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Engaging the Big Band

March 18, 2020

Some rehearsal techniques that create a more student-centered rehearsal environment that increases student engagement.

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How to Make a Good Band Better

February 17, 2020

Teachers need to have some specific skills in order to be effective as a conductor of a jazz ensemble.

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The Opening Session

August 28, 2019

What is jazz?

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Creating Visionary Youth

December 20, 2018

Large Ensemble Improvisation and the Young Musicians of the Visionary Youth Orchestra

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Building a Lasting Lineage Through Mentorship

November 16, 2018

A look at developing student-teacher and peer relationships that truly hold lasting meaning and significance.

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Blending Genres

March 21, 2018

James Carter Collaborates with the Eastman School of Music.

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Teaching Jazz Through the Big Band

November 30, 2017

To some, the title of this article may appear redundant. What is being taught through school big bands if not jazz?

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Business of Music 101

November 7, 2017

By Harry Schnipper AUTHOR DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to encapsulate every aspect of our industry. The business of music is all about uncovering quantifiable solutions to pragmatic problems. It is also about making more money, at the very least, and about earning a living at the same time. The simple act of making […]

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