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December, 21, 2022
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM




Lynne Jackson

Lynne Jackson
Brian Pollard

Brian Pollard

One Small Step for Kids, One Giant Leap for Bandkind: A Unique Approach to Teaching the Individual in the Classroom Setting

Clinic Synopsis:

The panel has developed an objective-based system designed to increase student performance, independence, and accountability. Through a series of sequential steps, students master instrument pedagogy and music literacy. Directors facilitate rigorous practice during class and hear individual performances daily. In doing so, student progress is consistently affirmed, creating further motivation. Attendees will learn how to adapt this system to maximize individual performance in a group setting.

Jung Mour - Biographical Information

Mr. Mour is in his 15th year of teaching and 11th year as Director of Bands at Lamar Middle School in Irving ISD. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Sam Houston State University. His professional responsibilities at Lamar Middle School includes teaching the varsity band, assisting the non-varsity band, and co-teaching all heterogeneous beginner classes. In addition, Mr. Mour serves as the band department lead for the district and is the campus fine arts department chair. Spending his entire career at the same low SES school, Mr. Mour aspires to be the best teacher he can be to all students no matter their status or ability level. He is deeply committed to teaching every student where they truly are, and guides them to frequent success at an individualized and progressive level. For his continued efforts to teach by-student by-standard, Mr. Mour was named the campus Teacher of the Year in 2020 as well as being a district TOY finalist. Recently, the Lamar Symphonic Band was named the Citation of Excellence winner as well as North Texas Festival of Distinction classification winner. Mr. Mour is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Adjudicators Association. Outside of teaching, Mr. Mour continually works towards balancing his professional job and personal life. He lives in Ft. Worth with his wife, Sandra, who is an orchestra director in Arlington, TX. He enjoys cycling and tennis in his spare time.

Kim Reed - Biographical Information

Kim Reed is in her 12th year of teaching and her 5th year as the assistant band director at Lamar Middle School in Irving, Texas. Prior to joining Irving ISD in 2015, Ms. Reed taught middle and high school bands in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Ms. Reed has consistently taught in Title I schools and districts and is passionate about advocating for her students and programs. At Lamar, Ms. Reed teaches the non-varsity band, assists the varsity band, and co-teaches beginner classes. The Lamar beginner, non-varsity, and varsity bands regularly receive division I ratings at contests. Ms. Reed has presented clinics at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention and the Texas Music Educators Association Convention on low Socioeconomic Status (SES) program success and social and emotional learning through objectives. Ms. Reed received her bachelor of music education degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi.

Lynne Jackson - Biographical Information

Lynne Jackson is currently in her 52nd year as a music educator. She has degrees from the University of Michigan and Vandercook College of Music. Ms. Jackson is an Adjunct Asssistant Professor of Music Education at Southern Methodist University and also recently retired from Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. After beginning her career in southwestern Michigan, Lynne moved to Texas and spent 26 years teaching in Richardson as a member of the J.J. Pearce staff. In 1983, Ms. Jackson was selected as a Richardson ISD Teacher of the Year. In 1995, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Ms. Jackson a grant to study Mozart in Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic. Since that time, Ms. Jackson has traveled and taught extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Canada. Ms. Jackson has also established a relationship with the Conn-Selmer Institute in Chengdu, China where she has worked closely with music educators and students on two separate occasions. In 2010, Ms. Jackson was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award by the Texas Bandmaster’s Association. In 2016, Lynne was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Texas Bandmaster’s Hall of Fame. In addition to her membership in the Texas Bandmasters Association, Ms. Jackson’s professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu and the Texas Music Educators Association. Lynne is the founder of Young Educator Seminars, YES, which offers continuing professional development to North Texas music educators. Lynne is widely known throughout Texas as a clinician, and mentor to young students and teachers.

Brian Pollard - Biographical Information

Brian Pollard is a retired Texas Band Director, a music education field supervisor for the University of North Texas and an active clinician, consultant and adjudicator for bands around the southwest United States. For 29 years Brian’s wind ensembles were consistent Texas UIL sweepstakes recipients, medalists and champions at independent music festivals. His marching bands advanced to UIL Area and State Marching Championships and were finalists at Bands Of America Regionals and Super Regionals in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Brian was elected to the UIL Music Advisory Committee in two separate regions of Texas, was twice nominated for the prestigious UIL Sponsor of Excellence award and earned ‘most influential teacher’ honors more than a dozen times during his career in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Keller, North East San Antonio, and Irving school districts. Brian has been a consultant and drill writer for over 150 marching bands since 1992, including Area and State Marching Champions in multiple classifications. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmasters Fraternity – Alpha Chapter.