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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Choosing Music for Your Band

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  • Selection of appropriate materials to use in middle school and high school bands is one of the primary responsibilities of band directors. How do you find the best of new publications and older standard literature that will "fit" your band? This session will look at a method to guide you through the process.
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  • Dr. Lynn G. Cooper retired in 2007 as Chair of the Music Department at Asbury College in Wilmore, KY. In his 22 years at Asbury College he conducted the Concert Band and taught courses in conducting and instrumental music education. Prior to his 1985 appointment at Asbury he taught in the Michigan public schools for 19 years. The last 14 of those years were spent developing an outstanding program at Ypsilanti High School.Cooper is an active adjudicator, clinician, conductor, and author. His textbook for the college instrumental methods course—Teaching Band and Orchestra—was published by GIA Publications in 2004 and has become the standard text for that course.He is the past-president of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The University of Michigan, and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Kentucky.