Everything Band Podcast
Conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.
info_outline Episode 181 - Mark Spede 11/24/2020
Episode 181 - Mark Spede Mark Spede is the band director at Clemson University and the current president of the College Band Directors National Association. In this episode he shares his story and talks about CBDNA’s role in funding the aerosol study at the University of Colorado.
info_outline Episode 179 - Susan L. Smith 11/02/2020
Episode 179 - Susan L. Smith Susan L. Smith has taught general, choral, and instrumental music at the elementary through collegiate level in Florida, Virginia and Alabama and has served as an author, clinician, conductor, and adjudicator across the United States
info_outline Episode 178 - Scott Rush 10/05/2020
Episode 178 - Scott Rush Scott Rush is the Director of Fine and Performing Arts in Dorchester School District Two in South Carolina and is the former Director of Bands at Wando High School. He is the lead author of the "Habits" series published by GIA and is an active conductor, adjudicator and clinician.
info_outline Episode 177 - Nicholas Williams 09/22/2020
Episode 177 - Nicholas Williams Nicholas Williams is an Associate Professor of Music, Music Director and Conductor of the Wind Symphony and Concert Band at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He joins the show to talk about growing up and starting his career in Texas and his recent move to Australia.
info_outline Episode 174 - Daniel Morrison 08/24/2020
Episode 174 - Daniel Morrison Daniel Morrison is the Director of Bands at Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas where he and the the bands under his direction have performed at the Midwest Clinic, marched in both the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Parade, and been consistent Bands of America Regional, Super Regional and Grand National Finalists.
info_outline Episode 172 - Christian Michael Folk 08/10/2020
Episode 172 - Christian Michael Folk Christian Michael Folk is a graduate student in music education at the University of South Carolina and the creator of the Diverse Composers of Wind Band Music database. He joins the show to tell the story of his young career and to share the story of how the database came to exist, some of the criticisms he faces, and thoughts about diversity in music education practice.
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.