Last weekend I conducted a wonderful Regional Orchestra event in South Carolina. (It was such an honor to work with your students in Region II.) As part of the event, I was asked to present a 1 hour professional development session for the participating teachers. Initially, I planned to do my Pedagogy from the Podium session which I have presented many times over the years. But, after my first evening of rehearsals, I decided it would be cool to share some of the broad ideas I was presenting to students as part of the rehearsal process. I thought the teachers would enjoy hearing some background and context to my musical and ensemble priorities.
All of these are designed to empower kids as independent musicians.
- Functional Musicianship
- Music-making with Joy
- Lean forward, Lean back, Groove
- Approach, Arrive, Depart
- Dynamic/Static Passages
- Listen for inner rhythm
- Brain and Practice, Molly Gebrian
- Pedagogy from the Podium
Pedagogy from the Podium Handout
Pedagogy from the Podium Presentation
I hope that some of this resonates with you and that perhaps your students will bring some of the concepts back to your local school orchestra.
Again, thanks for having me this weekend!!