Symposium on Musicians' Practice

As a service to music teachers and students in the public schools of Texas, The Center for Music Learning annually presents a one-day symposium on practice in instrumental music.

Individual practice is the mechanism through which performers develop the productive habits of musicianship, while increasing accuracy, strength, speed, fluency, and flexibility in the physical and intellectual skills of music making. The symposium illuminates the fundamental principles of effecting positive change in individual practice and developing reliable competence in the execution of musical skills.

Representative Program of Events

Schedule of Events

10:00-10:50 Bates Recital Hall
Welcome
B. Glenn Chandler, Director of the School of Music

How Sleep and Errors Improve Performance
Robert A. Duke, Professor of Music and Human Learning

11:00-11:50 Bates Recital Hall
Practicing Well
Kristin Jensen, Professor of Bassoon
Rebecca Henderson, Professor of Oboe
Tom Burritt, Professor of Percussion

11:45 Lunch

WINDS AND PERCUSSION
Practice Master Classes with Members of the Faculty
1:15-3:15 Bates Recital Hall and MRH 5.138 and MRH 5.140

Tom Burritt, Professor of Percussion
Jeff Hellmer, Director of Jazz Studies
Rebecca Henderson, Professor of Oboe
Adam Holzman, Professor of Guitar
Patrick Hughes, Professor of Horn
Kristin Jensen, Professor of Bassoon
Ray Sasaki, Professor of Trumpet
Laurie Scott, Professor of Music and Human Learning

STRINGS
Jazz Improvisation for the School Orchestra Director
1:15-3:15 MRH 2.614
Martin Norgaard, Doctoral Student in Music and Human Learning