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The Pursuit of Perfection

Creative Strategies for Today's Music Directors
by Sally Wagner

This nuts-and-bolts collection of essential concepts for successful ensemble directors, like the author's The Pursuit of Excellence: A Band Director's Guide to Success, is comprised of short, easy-to-read chapters. The book's multiple sections focus on musical excellence, professional excellence, auditioning, domestic and international travel and inspirational quotes. The author, a highly successful high school band director for 37 years, addresses a wide variety of topics including: ensemble balance commissioning preventing teacher burnout breathing and tone production organization 100+ life skills learned or reinforced through instrumental music managing multiple levels in ensemble classes teaching instrumentalists to sing fundraising and keeping track of funds an easy approach to sight reading practicing programming suggestions the value of silence in music developing the percussion section ten common mistakes to avoid at assessment establishing and maintaining trust.

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Catalog Number 291822
Publisher Meredith Music
ISBN 1574634925
UPC 888680928315
Series Meredith Music Resource
Size 9.00x6.00
Weight 8.2 oz