ASBDA 2022 National Convention,

Middle School Rehearsal Lab, clinician Cheryl Floyd

May 24, 2022:

Musician, R. Winston Morris

Interviewed by Carole Grooms

March 23, 2022

Composer, Gordon Goodwin- Interviewed by Carole Grooms.

January 26, 2022:

Composer, Frank Ticheli- Interviewed by Carole Grooms.

November 17, 2021:

Conductor, Paula Crider- Interviewed by Rachel Maxwell, Kathy Fenske, Tracy Humphries, and Rich Stichler

October 20, 2021:

Composer Robert W. Smith- interviewed by Carole Grooms.

August 25, 2021:

Conductor, Col Hal Gibson- interviewed by Monte Dunnum.

July 28, 2021:

Composer and Educator, Robert Jager- interviewed by Monte Dunnum.

June 23, 2021:

Conductor and Educator, Larry Livingston - interviewed by Monte Dunnum.

May 26, 2021:

Composer Morten Lauridsen, interviewed by Conductor Larry Livingston of the USC-Thornton School of Music

Do you have a suggestion or recommendation for band director must-read books? Let us know.

Understanding your Students & Colleagues:

Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today's Classrooms, by Richard Milner IV

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandburg

Motivation & Focus:

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green

Talent is Overrated: What Really Geoff Colvin

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. byDaniel Coyle

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Nudge: Improving Decisions… by Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein

Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together by Simon Sinek

Music Education:

The Artistry of Teaching and Making Music by Richard Floyd

On Teaching Band by Eddie Green & Mary Ellen Cavitt

The Band Director’s Companion by Harry Haines & Gary Garner

Teaching Music with Passion: Conducting, Rehearsing and Inspiring by Peter Boonshaft

Pathways: A Guide for Energizing & Enriching Band by Joseph Alsobrook

Rehearsing the Band by John E. Williamson

Habits of a Successful Middle School Band Director by Scott Rush, Jeff Scott & Emily Wilkinson

Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening by Roger Nierenberg

The Art of Successful Teaching by Tim Lautzenheiser

The Joy of Inspired Teaching by Tim Lautzenheiser

Importance of Music Education:

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink

In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria

Educational Theory:

Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains… by Eric Jensen

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies by Eric Jensen

The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley

The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong