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December, 19, 2013
03:00 PM - N/A




Brett Richardson

Brett Richardson

Taking the Next Step: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Student Teaching Experience

Clinic Synopsis:

The semester we student teach is arguably one of the most important transitional periods in our lives as music educators. And in many ways, the experience gained during this important service opportunity shapes our initial teaching style and podium demeanor. In this clinic, Richardson will present ten ways to maximize your own potential as a student teacher, focusing on topics relevant to today’s student teacher. Subjects to be discussed include professional speech and appearance, personal expectations, appropriate online presence, content knowledge, planning within the classroom, and developing positive relationships with students and mentor teachers. Being a music teacher is one of the most important ways to give back to our society – be prepared as you take the all-important “next step” into the music education profession.

Brett Richardson - Biographical Information

Brett A. Richardson, a native of Houston, Texas, currently serves as an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands and Wind Conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he is pursuing the Doctor of Music in Wind Conducting. He also serves as the Resident Conductor of the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble in Bloomington, Indiana. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and a M.M. in Wind Conducting from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Previously, Mr. Richardson has served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and as a music educator in Texas as part of the Clear Creek and Lewisville Independent School Districts. He has presented sessions and guest conducted at both the Midwest Clinic and Texas Music Educators Association Convention in addition to being published in the TMEA Southwestern Musician. Some of Mr. Richardson’s professional memberships include Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda.