This Ain’t Drumline; Why Should I Care? How to Engage your Percussionists Throughout Concert Season
- Sparking interest in learning new concert music can be a daunting task when it involves a percussionist that only feels at home when carrying a drum or hacking on a practice pad. This clinic highlights ways to get your students to take ownership of their concert music. Topics will include fresh approaches to solo and ensemble repertoire, ways to break the monotony of wood shedding notes in the practice room, and tips on how to creatively include percussionists into daily rehearsal activities.
- Joshua D. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/21/2012 03:30 PM - N/A
- Joshua D. Smith is assistant professor of music at Bethel University in McKenzie, TN where he is responsible for all aspects of percussion, including teaching applied lessons, directing the percussion ensemble, and directing the marching drum line. Smith also conducts the top wind band, serves as the assistant director of the marching band, and teaches academic classes within Bethel’s Division of Music. Smith received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music Performance degree from James Madison University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Kentucky.