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An Experiment In Excellence, Part 5 - Finale

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 8:07 AM Comments comments (0)


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It's been a few exhausting days since the spring concert occurred, and I can officially declare the Experiment in Excellence a success. The spring concert was by far the highest quality performing acros...

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An Experiment In Excellence, Part 4

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 10:24 AM Comments comments (0)


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The deadline approacheth!

 

In just four days, all of my middle school students must have their concert music checked off in order to play it as part of our sping concert, which occurs in twel...

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An Experiment In Excellence, Part 3

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)


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We are almost exactly one month away from our spring concert performance. As preparations continue, I can safely say that this is going to be the highest quality instrumental ensemble performance that my school ...

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An Experiment In Excellence, Part 2

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

think outside the box


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A little over two weeks ago, I shared my Experiment in Excellence plan for my students this spring. Basically, the plan involves posting a weekly practice ...

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An Experiment In Excellence, Part 1

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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As I pondered the unique challenges that I face with the instrumental music program I teach at my school, it became very apparent that it was t...

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