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: https://www.jerrytolson.com/ https://www.kendormusic.com/cc6/composers/composers-t/jerry-tolson.html https://jazzednet.org/its-deeper-than-the-notes/ https://www.composerdiversity.com/ https://artsboston.org/2018/02/13/10-contemporary-black-composers-you-should-know/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:African-American_jazz_composers Dr. Tolson’s Recommended Introductory Jazz Listening: Lester Young, saxophone Johnny Hodges, saxophone Paul Desmond, saxophone Roy Eldridge, trumpet Miles Davis, trumpet Curtis Fuller, trombone Wynton Kelly, … Read more

Beyond Eclectic Strings with Beth Fortune

Steve and Alan talk with Beth Fortune about all the alternatives to traditional music in the classroom and how to introduce other genres. Referenced in this episode: ballardperformingarts.org/orchestra wintergrass.com/index.html Jazz Education Network https://solfeg.io/music-education-grants/ The Mockingbird Foundation: Grants Elizabeth Fortune has been the Director of Orchestras and Eclectic Strings at Seattle’s Washington Middle School since 2002 … Read more

Inclusive Programming with Lee Nelson

Steve and Alan talk to Dr. Lee Nelson about appropriately programming diverse choral literature in Midwestern programs. Recommended Composers Mentioned: Adolphus HailstorkLevente Gyöngyösi Resources Mentioned: Teaching with Respect: Inclusive Pedagogy for Choral Directors – Stephen Sieck (Hal Leonard Pub.) In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals – Eileen Guenther (MorningStar Pub) … Read more

Passion and Perspective with Jasmine Fripp

Steve and Alan talk with “The Passionate Black Music Educator” Jasmine Fripp about teaching techniques to build passion and ownership among students in performance ensembles and general music classes. Links & Resources White Supremacy Culture in Organizations by Dismantling Racism Works adapted by The Centre for Community Organizations Maria A Ellishttps://girlconductor.com/about-me Byron Harveyhttps://www.facebook.com/bharveymusic Patrick Daileyhttps://www.tnstate.edu/music/p_daily.aspx … Read more

The Non-Competitive Ensemble with Matt Temple

Steve and Alan talk with New Trier director Matt Temple about performing at a very high level without the pressure or benefit of competition. Referenced in This Episode: New Trier Jazz Festival The Horizon Leans Forward – Book, by Erik Leung, GIA Publications, Inc. The Cave You Fear by Michael Markowski, michaelmarkowski.com City Trees by … Read more