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Teaching Musicianship in Band and Orchestra: Finding Music Among the Notes

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  • Many objectives in an ensemble are concerned with the craft of music, playing the correct notes, rhythms, dynamics and style. But isn’t this just musically painting by number? This clinic shows that it is possible to integrate musicianship into every level of instrumental music education, from beginning band to university ensembles. Playing in an artistic manner is possible at every level, and these examples will show how easy it is.
  • Fred J. Allen (
  • 12/19/2012 10:30 AM - N/A
  • W184
  • Fred J. Allen is director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. In addition to his conducting the Wind Ensemble he teaches graduate conducting, orchestration and music education classes. He oversees nearly three hundred band students involved in the band program, in four concert groups, the athletic bands and several chamber ensembles. He was the 2006 recipient of the SFASU Teaching Excellence Award, representing the College of Fine Arts, and was a finalist for the 2011 SFASU Achievement in Teaching Award. Under his direction, the Wind Ensemble at SFA has performed at conventions of the Texas Music Educators Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association of Composers/USA, Texas Chapter and the South Central Regional Music Conference in Monroe, LA.