The College Music Society’s Recent Report on Music Education and Large Ensembles: What are the Solutions?
- It is our belief that ensemble experiences are paramount to the development of young people. It is also our obligation, especially in the public school arena, to advocate a curriculum that not only produces performers, but composers, producers, amateurs, and advocates a-like. We must examine, question, and perhaps change the current paradigm of how we teach, what we perform, and how we evaluate large ensembles to create more holistic musicians.
- David Kehler (email@example.com)
- 12/17/2015 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
- Dr. David Kehler serves as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Kennesaw State University. In 2012, the KSU Wind Ensemble was a featured ensemble at the 2012 and 2016 Southern Division CBDNA Conferences, and was the winner of the 2013 American Prize for best university Wind Ensemble performance in the United States. Previously, Dr. Kehler served as Associate Conductor The Dallas Wind Symphony and served as Founder and Conductor of the GDYO Wind Symphony, an ensemble affiliated with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras, Inc. Previous appointments were at Southern Methodist University, the University of Rhode Island, and Bay City Western High School, in Bay City, Michigan. Dr. Kehler received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Michigan State University and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin. David Kehler is an active conductor and clinician throughout the United States and is a member of NAfME, CBDNA, GMEA, Phi Beta Mu and others.