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Brian Merrill

Brian Merrill

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Putting a Music Education Philosophy into Action: Be a Role Model, Convince Your Students to Practice and Lead Them to an Aesthetic Experience

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic will provide an example of how to transform a music education philosophy statement used for college courses or job interviews into the day to day routine of actual student instruction.

Brian Merrill - Biographical Information

Brian Merrill currently serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education for the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Before coming to SMU, Mr. Merrill taught for 23 years at Duncanville High School. Mr. Merrill has twice been recognized with the Leadership and Achievement Award from the Texas Music Educators Association.
Mr. Merrill served as co-conductor of the Duncanville Wind Ensemble from 1988 to 2006. During this time, the Wind Ensemble was twice named as the TMEA 5A Honor Band and was also presented the Sudler Flag of Honor. The Wind Ensemble has performed for the Music Educators National Conference, the Texas Music Educators Convention, the Midwest Clinic and the All Japan Band Directors Conference. Mr. Merrill sits on the Board of Directors of the Texas Bandmasters Association serving as President Elect.