Know Your Composers: Selecting Literature with Karen Howard

Steve and Alan talk with Dr. Karen Howard about composers, literature, and the value of putting those into context for our students. Links & References: Karen Howard is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of St. Thomas, teaching music education methods, core graduate courses, and world music pedagogy. In addition to her university schedule, Dr. Howard … Read more

Jazz and More, Step by Step with Jerry Tolson

Steve and Alan talk with Jerry Tolson about the right ways to approach jazz education, race, and more in the music classroom.  Links & References: Dr. Tolson’s Recommended Introductory Jazz Listening: Jerry Tolson is a native of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines, he taught band at several Iowa high … Read more