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Assessment Strategies for Better Ensembles

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  • This session will address how band and orchestra directors can use assessment to develop better musicians and ultimately better ensembles. Participants will come away with a toolbox of methods for using assessment to improve students’ musical understandings, build solid fundamentals, and transform concert preparation. Participants will also learn strategies for efficiently collecting information in the ensemble setting and providing feedback that puts all students on the path to success.
  • Brian Shaw (brianshaw111@gmail.com)
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  • Brian Shaw teaches music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to his appointment at Indiana, he was a member of the music education faculty at The Ohio State University for five years and was an award-winning music teacher and administrator in Indiana and Illinois. His bands performed at prestigious events including the Illinois Music Education Conference and Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival, and appeared as a demonstration ensemble at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. He has presented at state and national conferences of the National Association for Music Education. He is the author of the book Music Assessment for Better Ensembles, an assessment and grading resource published by Oxford University Press.
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