Who Needs Mozart? Chamber Music and its Multiple Benefits to Your Program
- The session seeks to highlight the notion that the in-depth study, preparation, and performance of staple chamber literature can yield many positive by-products for a band program. Among them: 1) the hyper-developement of individual musicianship and performance skills 2) the opportunity to expose students to composers who did not write for the modern concert band 3) the use of small ensembles to recruit at middle schools 4) an avenue to increase student performance opportunities.
- Gabriel Musella (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/18/2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Meeting Room W184
- Gabe Musella is Director of Bands at Spring High School in Spring, Texas. A graduate of Texas Tech, his bands have earned UIL Sweepstakes in eight separate categories, performed at Midwest and the BOA NCBF, and been finalists in TMEA Honor Band & UIL State Marching Contest. Spring Band has had four different ensembles featured in performance at Midwest since 2008. The band was the subject of an article in the November 2010 issue of The Instrumentalist. Gabe has presented sessions at TBA, TMEA, Midwest, and TCDA.
Mr. Musella is an active composer published by RBC, Row Loff, Carl Fischer, Kjos, C. Alan, Boosey & Hawkes, and TRN. His compositions have been performed at major music conferences in the United States and abroad. He has works on the Texas PML for band and orchestra. He has been honored as a Spring ISD Distinguished Educator on many occasions. Memberships include ASCAP, Phi Beta Mu, TMEA, TBA, TMAA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the Texas Tech Band & Orchestra Camp.