“A marching band is the right next step for Augustana for a variety of reasons, but most of all it’s… Read more School of Music launches Viking Marching Band
The Bach Initiative
The Bach Initiative is now available through GIA Music.
Read more about its origin and how you can use The Bach Initiative to enhance your ensemble’s musicianship.
Practicing Tips for the Aspiring Musician
Vince Lombardi is attributed with saying, “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” Everybody knows that we need to practice… Read more Practicing Tips for the Aspiring Musician
Score Reading at the Piano – A Graduated Method with Suggested Resources
Have you ever seen a conductor sit at the piano and play fluently off an open score? It’s impressive, for… Read more Score Reading at the Piano – A Graduated Method with Suggested Resources
A guide to score preparation
One of the questions I asked most frequently in the beginning of my conducting study was, “How do I study… Read more A guide to score preparation
Tips for Making a Great Conducting Video
Whether you’re applying for a conducting position with a professional ensemble, a graduate program or a summer festival you’re going to… Read more Tips for Making a Great Conducting Video
What do I do with all of these tuplets?!?!
Do you remember the first time you encountered a quintuplet? I was practicing a solo in high school that was… Read more What do I do with all of these tuplets?!?!
The Conductor’s Corner
So you want to be a conductor? You’re crazy – stop now, and go on enjoying your life. Psshh, conducting…why would… Read more The Conductor’s Corner
Pete’s DMA Lecture Recital
A milestone in the life of any DMA student – the lecture recital. This combines everything I love about being… Read more Pete’s DMA Lecture Recital
Pictures at an Exhibition – Admiring a Masterpiece from Multiple Angles
Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (1874) for solo piano is widely known to audiences through Ravel’s orchestration, commissioned by… Read more Pictures at an Exhibition – Admiring a Masterpiece from Multiple Angles