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December, 20, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


Meeting Room W187


Teaching Musicianship Through Fundamentals- Keys to Sustained Success in Title I Schools

Clinic Synopsis:

Many directors perceive a separation between fundamentals and musicianship. This separation leads to frustration and lack of progress. The clinician will demonstrate how the fundamental & musical are inextricably tied together in crucial ways. Using a musical focus and approach to essential fundamental exercises Mr. Goforth will explore techniques to gain greater depth and productivity from your fundamentals/warm ups/daily drill giving special focus to inherent difficulties of Title I schools.

Shane Goforth - Biographical Information

Shane Goforth is currently the Director of Bands at North Shore Senior High School in Houston, Texas. Under his direction the bands of NSSH have advanced to the Texas State Marching Band Championships four times, were a State Finalist and UIL Area F Champion in 2016, have earned numerous and consistent UIL Sweepstakes awards and been awarded many Best in Class recognitions. Shane also serves as the TMEA Region 33 Band Division Chairman and is an active adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician. Mr. Goforth previously served as the Director of Bands at Holliday and Aubrey High Schools where his bands competed at the Texas State Marching Band Championships and were awarded first place in the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series. A native of Frisco, Texas, Mr. Goforth started his musical carrier under the direction of Dr. Daryl Trent and studied saxophone with Brad Leali. He continued his education earning an Associates of Music in Jazz Saxophone at Weatherford College and a Bachelor of Music with honors from the University of North Texas. As a saxophonist Shane has had the privilege to perform with wide range of incredible artists and musicians including; Branford Marsalis, Winton Marsalis, Allen Vizzutti, Jon Faddis David Fathead Newman, James Clay, Dewey Redman, Roy Hargrove, Shelley Carrol and many others. Shane currently makes his home in the North Shore area of Houston with his lovely wife Lawren and their three children. He is an active member of River Pointe Church where he serves as a deacon, plays saxophone, sings and along with his wife is involved in couples ministry and counseling. In his spare time Shane enjoys reading, bible study, golf, playing guitar and spending time with his family.