We Are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy
- Few things are as important as the music our students study and perform. This clinic offers creative, educational, and practical strategies to help teachers design programs that reflect their musical values and provide band students a “balanced diet” of styles, techniques, and genres. Considerations include length, categories, themes, soloist, chamber music, community needs, and state assessment expectations, as well as one- and four- year curricular plans.
- Travis Cross (email@example.com)
- 12/21/2012 02:00 PM - N/A
- Travis J. Cross is assistant professor of music at Virginia Tech, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches conducting. He completed doctoral coursework at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and previously earned the bachelor of music degree cum laude in vocal and instrumental music education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and the master of music degree in conducting from Northwestern. Cross taught for four years at Edina (Minn.) High School. In 2006, he was named a Jacob K. Javits Fellow by the United States Department of Education. He currently serves as national vice president for professional relations for Kappa Kappa Psi. Cross contributed a chapter to volume four of Composers on Composing for Band, available from GIA Publications. His original works and arrangements are published by Boosey & Hawkes, Daehn Publications, and Theodore Music.