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I Know Sousa, Not Sopranos! A Workshop for Band Directors Teaching Choir!

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  • Many school band and orchestra directors must teach choir along with their instrumental classes because of the current budget cuts and staffing issues. Good musicians can be successful regardless of the medium. However, many instrumental directors need to know more specifics about how to create a great choir. Dr. Russell Robinson, who began his career as an instrumental music teacher, will share his proven vocal /choral techniques and repertoire to use when teaching school and church choirs.
  • Russell Robinson (rlrob@ufl.edu)
  • 12/21/2012 08:30 AM - N/A
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  • Russell L. Robinson, professor of music and chair of the Music Education department at the University of Florida since 1984, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral and music education. He has appeared at over 300 venues as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and speaker throughout the United States and abroad including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center, Boston’s Symphony Hall, the White House, Washington’s National Cathedral, and the Wiesbaden, Germany Kurhaus. Robinson is past president of the Florida Music Educators Association, interim associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, and choral adviser and the national Collegiate chair for the Music Educators National Conference. He is a published author, composer, and arranger of more than 200 choral compositions, arrangements, articles, books, and instructional DVD’s.
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