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Program Notes Podcast Live: A Practical Guide for Novice Directors

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  • This clinic will provide direct and usable information based on research and real-world experiences regarding skills, techniques, and issues related to the first years of teaching. Some of the specifics that I will discuss include classroom management, building relationships, communication, and what to do once you have a job. The first few years in teaching can be a challenge, and the goal of this clinic is to help preservice and novice music teachers be successful as teachers.
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  • 12/20/2019 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W181
  • John Denis has several years of experience working with Texas student at the public school and college level. Dr. Denis creates and produces Program Notes: The Beginning Band Director Podcast, a program designed to help preservice and inservice directors find success in their own classrooms. He has been active as a clinician in Texas and his writing has been featured in publications such as Update: Applications of Research in Music Education; The Journal of Music, Technology, and Education; Contributions to Music Education; and The Southwestern Musician. He has also presented at the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention, California All-State Music Education Conference, Maryland Music Educators February Conference, the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, ISME World Conference, and NAfME Teacher In-service Conference. Dr. Denis is currently on the faculty at Texas State University, where he teaches upper-level music education courses, completes music education research, and presents at conferences.