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Friday, July 28 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
MB Principles for Traditional Ensembles

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During this session participants will learn a simple system for communicating melodic material that avoids the complications of traditional notation that stymie many young students. We will then practice techniques for group and individual improvisation so that students’ first notes are connected to creative expression and interaction. Just like soloing on the guitar, students can fully participate in a jam on music that they like using any instrument even with limited prior knowledge. Finally we will share ideas for creating student-ready materials and recordings so that our session materials can be used for any music you choose. While this session focuses on teachers of beginning instrumentalists who want to give the modern band experience to all students, it also applies to those who wish to add horns to their modern band. 

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Joe Campbell

Joe Campbell teaches K-12 music at a small rural school in Nezperce Idaho.  He has a Masters in Music Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and Bachelors of Music Theory and History from the University of Idaho.  As a Master’s student, his research was focused on... Read More →
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Zach Harris

Zach Harris teaches high school orchestra at both Helena High and Capital High Schools in Helena MT.  Previous to this position he has taught k-5 general music, middle school band, orchestra, and choir, and 5-12 Band; along with teaching k-8 music and music therapy at a residential... Read More →

Friday July 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
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