The International Board created the project at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic and this is the tenth series of articles. We would like to offer a new category for you to explore − PODCASTS!
We encourage you to give a listen to the many offerings out there and gain from the knowledge of others. Remember, all articles will remain on the PBM International website as a resource for directors, so please share and consult the previous submissions under the EO archives.
Podcast − From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia − A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening. Streaming applications and podcasting services provide a convenient and integrated way to manage a personal consumption queue across many podcast sources and playback devices. A podcast series usually features one or more recurring hosts engaged in a discussion about a particular topic or current event. Discussion and content within a podcast can range from carefully scripted to completely improvised.
The Global Bandroom podcast brings you stories, news, and great guests from across the world of Wind, Brass, and Marching Band. It is hosted by Keith Kelly, a band director and musician from the west coast of Ireland. In each episode he sits down with band musicians and directors from across the world to talk about their stories, their bands, the lessons they’ve been given, the lessons that they give, and how they’re making an impact on their bands and communities.
Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation hosted by Mary Luehrsen that celebrates music learning through conversations with artists, teachers and students, music business professionals, and thought leaders who are passionate about music education.
Not Your Forte is a music education podcast to help students and teachers survive and thrive in music education. Hosted by Eric Tinkler, a fifth year music education student at Kansas State University, and Dr. Phillip Payne, the Music Education Chair at K-State, Not Your Forte covers all aspects of music education, and has featured a multitude of guests.
After Hours: Conversations for Music Educators is a music education podcast from Amro Music Stores, Inc. Our After Hours podcast host, Nick Averwater, facilitates engaging conversations each week with band directors, private music teachers, general music educators, orchestra directors, and other music industry professionals just like you. Each podcast guest shares practical advice on things like classroom management in your band program, placing beginners on instruments, band and orchestra recruitment strategies, band boosters, fundraising, and more.
The Music Ed Mentor Podcast, hosted by Elisa Jones, is a podcast about the challenges and solutions that music teachers encounter in their everyday lives. Episodes feature a variety of guest educators who offer tips to fellow teachers.
Band and music education professional development on-the-go! The Bandmasters Podcast highlights some of the top teachers in the world of music education. Listen to interviews, tips, and techniques from some of the top educators in the band field.
After Sectionals (all things band)
Band… all things band. The podcast is recorded when topics are fresh on our mind, usually after sectionals. These three Texas band directors talk about band openly and candidly… what works, what doesn’t, and everything in between. Some episodes are taken directly from class rehearsals while others are an invitation talk shop (and smack) with us in the office after sectionals.
The Directors Circle podcast features insight from music educators and school leaders discussing their philosophies on the administrative leadership of a comprehensive music program.
Presented by Director’s Choice and hosted by David Biel, Beyond the Clef is a podcast offering inspiring and educational resources to music educators so you can go further with your music programs. This podcast is for any music educator that wants to advance their program and have a sense of community with their fellow music educators.
The Score is an Urban Music Education podcast hosted by Eric and Justin. They provide tips and strategies through honest discussions about their experiences teaching music in an urban setting. The goal is to provide a positive and solution-based narrative to create more effective, compassionate and culturally relevant music educators.