Everything Band Podcast
Conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.
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.
info_outline Episode 142 - Podcast Pedagogy and the 2019 Midwest Clinic 12/30/2019
Episode 142 - Podcast Pedagogy and the 2019 Midwest Clinic On December 20th I had the honor to present a session at the 2019 Midwest Clinic titled "Podcast Pedagogy: Band Wisdom from 125 Composers, Conductors, and Performers." The holidays have made it difficult to schedule a guest, so instead I have recreated the session and am sharing it here.
info_outline Episode 129 - Darcy Vogt Williams 09/23/2019
Episode 129 - Darcy Vogt Williams Darcy Vogt Williams is the head band director at Stiles Middle School in Leander, Texas. She is also a host of the After Sectionals podcast and the author or co-author of three books on education: Count Me In, Teaching Rhythm Logically and Pacing for Success: Beginner Band.
info_outline Episode 128 - Heather Hoefle 09/17/2019
Episode 128 - Heather Hoefle Heather Hoefle is a composer and longtime band director in the Chicagoland area. After years of arranging and rewriting music for her students, she recently began writing her own music, and has had terrific success with pieces published by RWS Music and Kjos Music.
info_outline Episode 127 - Renee Todd 09/09/2019
Episode 127 - Renee Todd Renee Todd is the band director at Ligon GT Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2019-20 the Ligon Wind Ensemble was selected to perform in the Music For All National Concert Festival and the Jazz Ensemble at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.
info_outline Episode 126 - Matthew Arau 09/03/2019
Episode 126 - Matthew Arau Matthew Arau is the Chair of the Music Education Department and Associate Director of Bands at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. He also teaches conducting at the American Band College and student leadership at numerous clinics and academies.
info_outline Episode 123 - Wendy Higdon 08/12/2019
Episode 123 - Wendy Higdon Wendy Higdon is the award winning Director of Bands at Creekside Middle School in Carmel, Indiana. Under her baton the Wind Symphony at Creekside has performed at numerous venues, including the Midwest Clinic. Wendy is also the creator and owner of the music education website “On and Off the Podium."
info_outline Episode 121 - Thomas Leslie 07/22/2019
Episode 121 - Thomas Leslie Thomas Leslie has been the Director of Bands at the University of Nevada Las Vegas since 1985. He has enjoyed tremendous success as a band director at each stop of his career and is a past president of the American Bandmasters Association.