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Scott Laird
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Perception is Reality and No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Recently, my school agreed to host a regional university wind ensemble for performance on a Sunday afternoon. We were asked to do this when another local high school had to back out of their commitment to host the performance. We did it as a favor to the ot...

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Christian Howes Interview
Hi all - I was recently interviewed by renown jazz violinist, Christian Howes for his podcast. You can find the interview here:   https://soundcloud.com/christian-howes I hope you enjoy it. We cover a lot of ground in the interview and I feel like it brings...

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TMEA 2017
Hello to all of my new friends at TMEA 2017. I am honored to be here to share some of my pedagogical thoughts with you and hope that you gained some new ideas from my sessions.  I am posting some documents and links here that you may find helpful! Pedagogy ...

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Ives and Autumn
Last night, I attended a wonderful lecture at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh North Carolina. Associate conductor of the North Carolina Symphony and Musical Director of the Durham NC Symphony, William Henry Curry, presented a wonderful lecture on the life and ...

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TMEA 2017
Hello to all of my new friends at TMEA 2017. I am honored to be here to share some of my pedagogical thoughts with you and hope that you gained some new ideas from my sessions.  I am posting some documents and links here that you may find helpful! Pedagogy ...

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Southeast String Conference 2017
Hi all! This post is for all that are attending my session at the UNCG Southeast String Conference on Jan 21, 2017. Thanks for coming to my session!  I have some links that you will find to be helpful. Finding and Maintaining Fulfillment in your Career in S...

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Repetition of Rehearsal
I love rehearsal.  I love everything about it.   As a conductor, I feel like my mind is in overdrive from the beginning to the end of every rehearsal.  There is so much to think about in every single minute: rhythm, melody, balance, phrasing, clarity, ensem...

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Christian Howes Creative Strings Podcast
Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Christian Howes' Creative Strings Podcast .  What a blast! I was so thrilled when Christian called me and asked me to be part of this and today was really a thrill. The podcast features ideas and interviews ...

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