Planned Programming Pays Dividends

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kevin Geraldi, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Orchestral Activities (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Selecting the music that our ensembles perform throughout the course of a school year is one of the most impor-tant and difficult things that we do as ensemble conductors. Programming is not only the act of assembling a set of pieces to perform at a concert but also (and even more important) the establishment of a long-range vision for what our students will accomplish. These two aspects are inseparable, because successful concert programs are a result of a conductor’s programming philosophy and pedagogical vision. Thus, the task of choosing repertoire forces a conductor to make decisions based on the current situation while looking ahead to the future. While we each work in unique situations and our students have different needs, a basic rule still applies: The quality of the programs performed by our ensembles depends heavily on the sequencing of the repertoire we select.

Additional Information

Music Educators Journal. Vol. 95, No. 2, December, 2008
Language: English
Date: 2008
Ensemble conductors, Music selection, Concert programming

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