Everything Band Podcast
Conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.
info_outline Episode 171 - Eric Jimenez 07/27/2020
Episode 171 - Eric Jimenez Eric Jimenez is a co-host of The Score podcast and assistant band director at Prairie View A&M University. He joins the show for an exceptional conversation about his career, being a Latino band director, and ways that we can create more culturally responsive classrooms.
info_outline Episode 169 - Justin McLean 07/14/2020
Episode 169 - Justin McLean Justin McClean is a band director in Houston, Texas and co-host of the “The Score”, which is an urban music education podcast. He joins the show for a very remarkable conversation about how we build a better band community.
info_outline Episode 167 - Cheryl Floyd 06/29/2020
Episode 167 - Cheryl Floyd Cheryl Floyd has taught middle school band in Austin, TX for over 30 years and is one of the most highly regarded middle school band directors in the country. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has commissioned or been part of the consortium for 14 works for band.
info_outline Episode 164 - Robert Ambrose 06/01/2020
Episode 164 - Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose is the director of bands at Georgia State University, the conductor of the Atlanta Chamber Winds and the National Chamber Winds, founder of the Digital Director's Lounge, and is the chair of the CBDNA Covid-19 Response Committee.
info_outline Episode 162 - Oscar Dames 05/18/2020
Episode 162 - Oscar Dames Oscar Dames is a music educator in Nassau, Bahamas where he serves as a lecturer at the University of the Bahamas after recently retiring as the band director of C.R. Walker Senior High School. He has a fascinating story and is also the author of book titled Oscar's A+ Band Director Guide: A Veteran Band Teacher's Guide to Teaching Music. This interview offers terrific insight into music education in the Caribbean and specifically the Bahamas.
info_outline Episode 161 - Travis Cross 05/12/2020
Episode 161 - Travis Cross Travis Cross is the director of the wind ensemble and the Chair of Music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He is a champion for greater diversity in the band community and an especially strong advocate for Asian composers, conductors, and teachers.
info_outline Episode 158 - Craig Kirchhoff 04/20/2020
Episode 158 - Craig Kirchhoff Craig Kirchhoff is emeritus professor of conducting at the University of Minnesota. He joins the show to offer advice about conducting and teaching, and to discuss a career that included working with Frederick Fennell and the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra.
info_outline Episode 152 - Damien Crutcher 03/10/2020
Episode 152 - Damien Crutcher Damien Crutcher is the founder of Crescendo Detroit and the conductor of the Farmington Community Band, Civic Concert Band, and the Detroit Community Concert Band. He joins the show to share the stories of the remarkable people in his life and the decisions to help make his home city of Detroit an even better better musical place.
info_outline Episode 151 - Finding Community at NJMEA 03/02/2020
Episode 151 - Finding Community at NJMEA For this special episode, I recorded live from the New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference in Atlantic City. During the conference, I had the opportunity to speak with seven music teachers in the state and asked them about community. A special thank you to Kaleidoscope Adventures for making this possible.
info_outline Episode 149 - Amy Knopps 02/17/2020
Episode 149 - Amy Knopps Amy Knopps is the Associate Director of Bands and the Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Missouri, Columbia. In this episode, Amy shares her story of growing up in the Kansas City area and how she found her way to her dream job as the director of the Marching Mizzou.
info_outline Episode 146 - Jay Londgren 01/27/2020
Episode 146 - Jay Londgren Jay Londgren is the band director at the Singapore American School, one of the largest international schools in the world. He joins the show to talk about teaching band abroad and shares stories of teaching in Venezuela, South Korea, and Singapore.