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Lessons Learned

  • Teaching Activism Through Jazz

    Jazzed Magazine | March 18, 2021ll White musicians who make a living playing Black music have a moral obligation to speak about racial injustice… Read More...
  • The Art of Jazz Festival Programming

    Jazzed Magazine | November 30, 2020The success or failure of your students’ jazz festival performances, experience and fate might be determined before a note is taught or performed. Read More...
  • Engaging the Big Band

    Jazzed Magazine | March 18, 2020Some rehearsal techniques that create a more student-centered rehearsal environment that increases student engagement. Read More...
  • How to Make a Good Band Better

    Jazzed Magazine | February 17, 2020Teachers need to have some specific skills in order to be effective as a conductor of a jazz ensemble. Read More...
  • The Opening Session

    Jazzed Magazine | August 28, 2019What is jazz? Read More...
  • Creating Visionary Youth

    Jazzed Magazine | December 20, 2018Large Ensemble Improvisation and the Young Musicians of the Visionary Youth Orchestra Read More...
  • Building a Lasting Lineage Through Mentorship

    Jazzed Magazine | November 16, 2018A look at developing student-teacher and peer relationships that truly hold lasting meaning and significance. Read More...
  • Blending Genres

    Jazzed Magazine | March 21, 2018James Carter Collaborates with the Eastman School of Music. Read More...
  • Teaching Jazz Through the Big Band

    Jazzed Magazine | November 30, 2017To some, the title of this article may appear redundant. What is being taught through school big bands if not jazz? Read More...
  • Business of Music 101

    Jazzed Magazine | November 7, 2017By 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 […] Read More...
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