Rock Band Performance & Pedagogy

Rock Band Performance & Pedagogy

From July 22–27, I partook in a graduate class at Boston University entitled Rock Band Performance & Pedagogy. The primary function of the course was to experience a “modern band” class as a student would: choosing songs, playing new instruments, rehearsing with different groups, and performing at the conclusion. Interspersed throughout the week were small lectures, master classes, and discussions related to the work. Our instructors were Dr. Jay Dorfman, currently Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at Kent State University and former BU faculty, and Kevin Coyne, music teacher at McDevitt Middle School in Waltham, Massachusetts and a DMA candidate through Boston University.

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