Teaching Ensemble Fundamentals within the Music: An Approach to Maximize Rehearsal Efficiency
- We will present a codified, systematic approach for the deconstruction of live ensemble sound and teaching ensemble fundamentals within a musical context. Using the Gravelly Hill Middle School Concert Band as a model group, we will provide a detailed system for identifying and manipulating the various approaches to fix ensemble pedagogical issues offering clarity and alignment within your program; this will be done within the context of the music that your band is currently preparing.
- John Pasquale (email@example.com)
- 12/19/2012 01:10 PM - N/A
- John D. Pasquale is a member of the conducting faculty at the University of Michigan serving as the assistant director of bands where he conducts the University Band, Campus “Maize” and “Blue” Bands, and guest conducts the Symphony Band, Symphony Band Chamber Winds and Concert Band. He is also associate director of the Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands, director of the Michigan Hockey Band, inaugural conductor of the Alumni Concert Band. He teaches conducting and program administration through independent study and directs the summer program, “Instrumental Music in China: Cross-Cultural Performance and Pedagogy,” in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an, China. Dr. Pasquale served as a conducting associate to the Wind Symphony, Opera Orchestra, "The Pride of Oklahoma" Marching Band, New Century Ensemble, Faculty Composer Concert Series, Symphony Band, and Concert Band.