JOB OPPORTUNITY: Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, is accepting applications for assistant/associate professor of music performance, double bass. This tenure-track faculty position is available August 17, 2012. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate applied double bass, double bass repertoire and pedagogy; coaching chamber music; providing an artistic model in a fine arts setting; [...]
Nominations for the IL-ASTA teacher awards are due November 1. If you have an outstanding teacher that you’d like to nominate for this award, please follow the link below and fill out the nomination form: Illinois ASTA Award Nomination Form.
About six years ago, I sat down in front of Finale and made a whole bunch of MP3 practice tracks for various pieces I was either working on at the time or using in my bass lessons. I liked the “pitch plus rhythm” aspect of practicing in this way, and while I could always do [...]
Here’s an interesting story from Salon.com by David Sirota about the education system in Finland. Interesting story and food for thought for sure: How has one industrialized country created one of the world’s most successful education systems in a way that is completely hostile to testing? That’s the question asked — and answered — in [...]