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The Music Score Is the Curriculum

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  • This session will feature ideas and concepts for teaching comprehensive musicianship in rehearsal through repertoire. Topics include selecting/evaluating quality music, strategies for teaching music in rehearsal, developing a rehearsal plan, effective use of rehearsal time, teacher responsibilities, several curricular models based on literature selection, and strategies for teaching comprehensive musicianship.
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  • Richard Miles, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Florida State University, and graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois and Appalachian State University. In addition to the supervision and administration of the MSU Bands, he teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting. He has co-authored, compiled, and edited the internationally recognized wind band series: Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Teaching Music through Performing Marches, and Teaching Music through Performance in Beginning Band. Miles is a Past President of the Kentucky Music Educators Association, Past President of the College Band Directors National Association (Southern Division), and is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator.