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Mystery of the Clarinet High Notes

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  • Let's start our students playing the 'high' notes within the first few months of playing. Find out how F# is the key to success on clarinet and how we WANT to teach the students how to squeak. Squeaking IS OK!
  • Meghan Cabral (musicmegs@gmail.com)
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  • Meghan Cabral, is currently the District Director of Music in Carmel, NY. In addition to her duties as District Director she also teaches the High School Wind Ensemble and Freshman Bands. Since 2011 she has also served as the Professional Growth Coordinator for the middle school and continues this job in addition to her directorship. Meghan’s bands have received Gold and Gold with Distinction ratings at NYSSMA major’s festivals. Meghan began the George Fischer Middle School Clarinet Choir and in its second year, was selected to perform at the New Jersey Music Educator’s Conference. Meghan stays active as an author for Music Education Publications. Her most recent article was published in the February 2019 edition of The Instrumentalist titled, “Flipping the Music Classroom.” Her first article was published in The Instrumentalist magazine in March 2009, titled “Balance Goals with Experience.” Additional articles have been published in the Instrumentalist Magazine, Music Educator’s Journal, NYSBDA's Band Stand, NYSSMA's School Music News, NJMEA's Tempo Magazine, School Band and Orchestra Magazine, as well as on many blogs including NAfME's educator's blog, Smart Music Blog, and Band Director's Talk Shop. In addition to her article contributions Meghan was a 2017 Grammy Music Educator Semifinalist. As a clinician, Meghan has presented at the Ithaca College MENC sponsored College Conference, the Connecticut Music Educator's Conference, New Jersey's Music Educator's Association State Conference, the NYSSMA All-State conference, NYSSMC, and looks forward to her 2019 conference presentation at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Meghan is a contributor to the NAfME's online academy for Music Professional Development. Meghan currently is serving as the NYSSMA Zone 10 Representative. Meghan’s private students have been accepted into Area All-State, NYSBDA middle and high school honors band, NYSSMA All-State, NAfME sponsored All-Nationals Ensemble, in addition to being accepted at many top music colleges. Meghan actively serves as a guest conductor for elementary, middle school, as well as high school All County Festivals, Area All State Festivals, as well as District Festivals and is co-founder of the Arts on the Lake Summer Band Camp in Carmel, NY.
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