Art of Musical Conducting Apr16

Art of Musical Condu...

This book by Dr. David Whitwell is destined to be regarded as one of the most important works on the subject. It emphasizes the philosophic and aesthetic concepts of conducting and will cause ensemble directors to re-examine their ideas about the way they look at music making. Frederick...

Why Talk? Dec19

Why Talk?

Why do some Conductors feel they must TALK to the Audience? I recently heard a performance of the Schoenberg Theme and Variations for band which was preceded by the conductor describing briefly for the audience that fact that this was a set of variations, after which he proceeded to perform...

Foundations of Music Education Oct20

Foundations of Music...

Foundations of Music Education is part two of Dr. Whitwell’s three-part series, On Education. This book traces the history of music education from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome to the modern era. The reader will see the most natural concepts of the ancient music...

The Sousa Oral History Project Aug27

The Sousa Oral Histo...

The literature on the early twentieth-century composer and band leader, John Philip Sousa, has focused on the man himself, his wealth and role as a popular figure in society, the almost universal appeal of his marches, and the popularity of his band concerts. But what did the members of the...