Don’t Go Claricrazy! Teaching Your Clarinet Ensemble Through Performance of Wind Band Literature
- Band directors of all levels can attest to the dreadful sound of a squeaking clarinet section. However, with the multitude of specific concepts attributed to teaching clarinet, how will the music educator learn to teach the instrument and drive the ensemble to excellence simultaneously? Using core wind band repertoire, this session will provide the tools and exercises needed to train your clarinets, ultimately improving the overall sound and performance of your wind ensemble.
- Mevonnie Biggins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/18/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
- Mevonnie Biggins holds a Masters in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Florida A&M University where she served as Principal Clarinet for the Florida A&M University Wind Ensemble. Mrs. Biggins has been involved in music education at the elementary and secondary level for over ten years. Her bands have received superior ratings and have performed at the Kennesaw State Univeristy Concert Band Invitational and Historically Black College and University Band Consortium. She has a published article on clarinet fundamentals with Georgia Music News, the official newsletter for the Georgia Music Educators Association. Mrs. Biggins has served as a clarinet clinician throughout the state of Georgia and students within her studio have recieved placements in district and All-State honor bands. She currently serves as the music specialist for Peachcrest Elementary, where she serves over 950 students weekly in music instruction.