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Wake Up Band Directors! Frank Battisti Lecture at TMEA 2001

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 12:32 PM



It has become quite apparent to me that American Music Education as a profession has never been in a better position to reach more students and affect the fabric of our society. It is also quite apparent that if Music Education as a profession does not seriously innovate and begin reaching more people, public school music education will be marginalized and eliminated from school systems all over the country.


Today, I was introduced to a series of recordings of band director emeritus Frank Battisti speaking at a Texas Music Educator conference NINE YEARS AGO about this very topic. Mr. Battisti says it all in this lecture, and quite literally provides a road map for how school performing ensemble programs can personalize music study for every student.


Please visit this special web page that I have created to showcase this amazing set of recordings - Mr. Battisti's vision for school performing arts programs is needed more today than ever.


Please share this information far and wide!

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