May & June 2009 Conn-Selmer Articles

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Aspects of the Beginning Orchestra by Lisa M. Sharer
Beginner string students are usually bursting with enthusiasm during the initial week of lessons on their chosen instruments. They eagerly absorb each new idea and await the next that will lead them towards becoming musicians.

Efficient Rehearsal Techniques Part II by William Gourley
Having assessed the students’ abilities, created a sequential skills building curriculum and selected appropriate literature for the ensemble consistent with their skills, as well as enhance and expand their acquisition of skills and studied scores you are ready to create lesson plans, a rehearsal schedule and begin rehearsals.

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Burnout for Music Education Students by Gene Bechen
Many music education majors are profoundly affected by stress and burnout without fully knowing what it is or how to combat it. Some of these stressed individuals leave the major, while others shift from future music educator to music hobbyist.

Developing an Individual Marching Band Style - What is Your Band’s Identity? by Marty Spitzer
Regardless of whether your marching band is competitive or not, it is important that the band develops a sense of personal identity to avoid becoming a “cookie cutter” band. The most successful competitive programs generally have a real sense of ‘Who We Are.’ This identity stems from several components, and over time lends to what your audience, adjudicators, other bands, come to know and expect of your group!

Conducting for Beginners
by C. Grant Maledy
The first days a student spends in an instrumental ensemble can be crucial to their success. The approach a director takes to the many new processes they will learn can make the difference between frustration and happiness, the later of which leads to increased performance levels and long-term retention.

Choosing a 4 Valve Euphonium by Royce Lumpkin
Did you know that your school’s three-valve baritone is a descendant of the saxhorn family created by Adolphe Sax? In the British Brass Band tradition, the baritone is used as an alto instrument, most often playing a rhythmic role. Its lighter sound blends well with French horns and trombones. Euphoniums, however, are related to the tub