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Effective Band Director Techniques for Teaching in Title I Schools

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  • This presentation was conceived to cover topics to help teachers in an urban environment find success, but these ideas are also universally important for anyone hoping to find success as a teacher in any musical environment. The only difference going in is being ready for the hurdles and open to the challenges. I hope that anyone considering a position in an urban school setting will see both the need and the potential as both a challenge and a possibility.
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  • 12/16/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • W187
  • Gabriel Arnold received his Bachelor and Masters Music Education Degrees at Florida State University. Before receiving his undergraduate degree at FSU, Mr. Arnold served four years in the United States Marine Corps, where he played tuba with the Quantico, Va., and Okinawa, Japan Marine Bands. Mr. Arnold has served as Director of Bands at Pebblebrook High School, Osborne High School, and Assistant Director at Southwest Dekalb High School. Under his direction, the bands have consistently performed superior ratings, at concert and marching band festivals. As a high school band director, he has won numerous teaching awards, presented at the Cobb County District-wide conferences. Recently, Mr. Arnold published an article titled “Effective Band Director Techniques in Urban Schools” in the Florida Music Director. Presently, Mr. Gabriel Arnold is in his final year as a Ph.D. candidate at Florida State University studying Music Education.