• July 2, 2021

    A lot of creativity can happen through experimentation and discovery, but it always helps to have a guiding thought or principle. For me that principle is usually the emotional character of the music.  What are you trying to make the audience feel with the composition? Are you trying to create a [...]

  • July 2, 2021

    I don’t really need to re-iterate how difficult of a year our activity has had. It goes without saying that each person who participated in the 2021 winter season should be applauded and appreciated for pushing through a difficult situation! This winter saw the birth of some new creative opportunities and allowed fans to [...]

  • June 8, 2021

    Programs all over the country had their world blown up in 2020.  Some bands were able to experience elements of a “normal” season while others didn’t have a season at all.  Many directors were creative while coming up with different assignments to help students continue to develop and build skills. One of [...]

  • June 8, 2021

    There are a lot of things to consider when trying to create a desired sound on a keyboard instrument. I usually follow a few basic considerations when making these choices: Register Based on the music passage, you will want to consider the area of the [...]