Rehearsing The High School Band: Valuable Lessons from Extraordinary Directors
- When 11 of the finest high school band directors in America—each with 25 to 40 years of experience—were asked how they rehearsed their ensembles and developed programs of national excellence, several fascinating themes emerged. During this session, 5 of these master teachers, each from diverse communities and backgrounds, share important lessons and fundamental philosophies common to all of them.
- Stephen Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/15/2016 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
- Stephen Meyer is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, having previously served as the Interim Assistant Director of Bands at the University of South Carolina. Prior to USC, Stephen was the Director of Bands at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. Under his direction, the Clear Creek Wind Ensemble was a featured performer at the 2013 Midwest Clinic, was named a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Project three times, a two-time national finalist for American Prize in Wind Ensemble Performance, and the Grand Champion of the 2013 Dallas Wind Symphony Invitational. He previously taught at Harrison High School in Cobb County, Georgia, where he assisted with performances at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the Georgia Music Educators Association, and the University of Georgia January Festival. While co-director of the marching band, the band was a consistent Bands of America Regional and Super-Regional Finalist, a Bands of America Grand National Finalist in 2007, and a featured ensemble in the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Meyer graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education degree, and in 2013 he graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Michigan.