Vol. 2 | No. 18 | By TUX People's Music Team
Many often lament that ensembles today are just “not interested in performing new music from living composers”. But oftentimes it really comes down to just simply not having the time to look to find these new works! Finding music in general can be utterly overwhelming and add in a time crunch…just picking some things from your music library and calling it a day can be quite alluring.
As a publisher, we are always on the lookout for fresh and exciting new music to share by equally exciting new composers. Today we are going to offer some of our favorite ways and recommendations for digging up fresh new materials for your next choral, band, or orchestra concert. Let’s make finding new and engaging music a breeze!
Vol. 2 | No. 17 | By Cesar Ocoro
The director of any ensemble or team in the marching arts world has a variety of responsibilities that one would say is overwhelming, but there can be strategies that make the administrative decisions implemented more effective, and more efficient. In this volume, we’ll be addressing the leadership aspect of a marching ensemble's environment.
Vol. 2 | No. 16 | By Cesar Ocoro
Due to the nature of the pandemic, we are unable to provide the same experience to students that we did before. But that doesn’t meant the experience should falter in its quality. With some creative thinking, you can create a similar atmosphere, while thinking of your student’s health.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Vol. 2 | No. 15 | By TUX People's Music Team
For our first issue of this new year we would like to reflect on two of our favorite interviews from 2021. As you get mentally prepared and organized for the spring semester, throw these great discussions on in background! Have an amazing semester!
Have a topic you would like to share to your fellow educators and musicians? We would love to hear what you have to say! Submit your ideas and contributions to us at Yourfriends@tuxpeoplesmusic.com!
Vol. 2 | No. 14 | By TUX People's Music Team
We are super excited to see everyone at our first in-person event in QUITE a while!! If you are attending the Midwest Clinic this year in Chicago, we can't wait to meet you! Feel free to stop by our booth #2026 to meet some of our amazing composers and peruse some stellar titles! In the mean time… feel free to learn more about some of our composers through our podcast!
Vol. 2 | No. 13 | By Tyler Hudson
When considering classroom culture, it is important to also consider the students we address daily, as we strive for inclusion within our community. As listed below, there are many areas of growth to create safe spaces for students. By getting rid of “preferred” alongside name/pronoun fields, we remove the apparent “option” that is implied to disrespect someone’s identity or chosen name. Furthermore, by only collecting and sharing info that is directly pertinent to a specific task (ex. legal name for school attendance or a student’s autism for accommodations), we create a classroom that encourages and celebrates each individual’s humanity by recognizing their individuality first. Below, you will find a handy chart to provide some pointers in the path to cultivating inclusivity in within your own classroom: