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The Secret is Revealed: Japanese Ideas for Band Teaching and Their Practical Use for Your Classroom

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  • In Japan, some unique and effective ideas have been applied in band teaching, which are fundamental exercises of ensemble, rehearsals organized by students, and "elders teach beginners" system. The results of such teaching ideas have been demonstrated by amazing performances of Japanese school bands. This clinic will focus on such unique educational concepts of Japanese band and discuss how to share them with band and orchestra students in the US. Some examples will be presented by DVDs.
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  • Yo Goto is recognized as one of the leading composers and educators in the field of wind and percussion music in the United States and Japan. His works have been performed at some international conferences including CBDNA, WASBE, and The Midwest Clinic. Goto received his B.M.E. from Yamagata University, Japan, and studied composition at the Tokyo College of Music, completing a Performance Diploma Course. As an active composer, arranger, and clinician, Goto moved to Texas to study composition at the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2001. He holds a M.M. in Composition and a M.M.E. from UNT. For excellence in clinics and wind literature research, Goto received the Academy Award from the Academic Society of Japan for Winds and Band in 2000. He also won second award in the Contest for a Solo Harp Composition of the 2006 USA International Harp Competition.