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Big Band: Director's Toolkit

Big Band: Director's Toolkit

Tips from experienced jazz educators from across the country to help big band directors everywhere.

About this course

Are you directing a big band this year? We can help. We’ve compiled tips from educators across the country. They share their experience on jazz conducting, learning swing, and what jazz festival judges want to hear. They also offer instrument-specific advice for every section.

Whether this is your first year or you’re a seasoned veteran, this toolkit was created to help you tune up your ensemble, and to help your students excel.

Contents include:

  • Teaching Swing to Young Musicians
  • Five Ways Jazz Conducting is Different
  • Tips for the Brass, Saxophone and Rhythm Sections
  • 5 Ways to Impress Judges at Jazz Festivals

About this course

Are you directing a big band this year? We can help. We’ve compiled tips from educators across the country. They share their experience on jazz conducting, learning swing, and what jazz festival judges want to hear. They also offer instrument-specific advice for every section.

Whether this is your first year or you’re a seasoned veteran, this toolkit was created to help you tune up your ensemble, and to help your students excel.

Contents include:

  • Teaching Swing to Young Musicians
  • Five Ways Jazz Conducting is Different
  • Tips for the Brass, Saxophone and Rhythm Sections
  • 5 Ways to Impress Judges at Jazz Festivals