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December, 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


W 184


Jeffrey King

Jeffrey King

Do You Hear What I Hear? Lessons Learned From Master Musicians

Clinic Synopsis:

As much as we are all teachers, we are, first and foremost, all STUDENTS—called to pass on what we learn to each other. In this session, Jeff King shares the lessons learned from other master musicians on his 36-year quest to develop exercises for superior tone, flexibility, range, articulation, dynamics, technique, listening skills, and more. Join Jeff King in this practical and thought-provoking session.

Jeffrey King - Biographical Information

Jeff King currently serves on the music faculty of The University of Texas at Arlington Music Education Faculty. Prior to this appointment, Mr. King served as the Director of Fine Arts for the Irving Independent School District where he oversaw all aspects of the Fine Arts Programs in the district. Prior to his administrative duties in Irving ISD, Jeff King was a Texas band director for 31 years. The majority of his teaching career was spent in Duncanville ISD, with 26 years’ experience, culminating as Director of Bands for his last five years. In 2008, Mr. King was co-conductor of the Wind Ensemble, which was selected as the 5A High School State Honor Band. Mr. King co-authored a band warm-up and technique book entitled Foundations for Superior Performance and The Complete Instrument Reference Guide for Band Directors. He has presented workshops in over 25 states as well as Canada. In 2007, Mr. King was the Chief Adjudicator for the Melbourne Band Festival held in Melbourne, Australia. In the summers of 2011 and 2019, Mr. King traveled to China, presenting clinics to band directors and students across the country. From 2011-2018, Mr. King served on the Texas Bandmasters Association Board, proudly serving as TBA President in 2017. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, National Association for Music Educators, National Band Association, and the honorary music fraternity Phi Beta Mu.