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December, 19, 2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM




Marguerite Wilder

Marguerite Wilder

Teaching Through Rain, Sleet, Snow, and a 7th Grade Fire: Individualized Assessment for Beginning Band

Clinic Synopsis:

Using method books, and music currently found in today’s music classes, this sequential approach is directed toward the teaching of music fundamental using a Pass-off System. The motivational musical games management technique monitors individual progress regardless of the instrumentation, class size or the varying ability levels of the students. With a pattern of alternating group and individual performances the entire class is engaged with an individual’s pass off attempt.

Marguerite Wilder - Biographical Information

Mrs. Wilder is widely recognized as a conductor and clinician, having conducted All State and Honor Bands through-out the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Serving as a resource person for in-service sessions, she works with both local and regional school systems and universities. Her clinics on Motivational Techniques for the Beginning Band are often featured at state and national conventions. Mrs. Wilder taught middle school band at the following schools: The Lovett School, Woodward Academy and Tapp Middle School. Mrs. Wilder is a contributing editor/author for the books: Habits of a Successful Musician and Habits of a Successful Middle School Musician, Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician. She is a contributing author for Teaching Music through Performance in Beginning Band, Vol. 1 & 2: and Teaching Music through Performance in Middle School Band; GIA Publications, Inc Do It Band and Recorder Methods by James Froseth Marguerite Wilder is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Professional organization affiliations include NAfME, GMEA, NBA, Phi Beta Mu and FAME. Currently Mrs. Wilder serves as a consultant, clinician, author and editor for GIA Publications, Inc. and is a “Yamaha Master Educator”.