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The Band Director's Lounge Podcast

Welcome to the Band Director’s lounge, a podcast about what makes great instrumental music programs. I am a band director trying to build a great program by learning from others and sharing my knowledge along the way.

Feb 20, 2019

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Today I welcome back Jim Callahan for a brief conversation about living in the community where you teach & lessons learned from the first few years of teaching.

  • Daily focus and day to day decisions
  • Administrator relationships
  • Music store road reps as a resource
  • Networking and your...

Feb 13, 2019

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Today’s guest is Miles Mortensen who teaches at Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, MN. There are many great bands in the twin cities, but I would say that the MHS program is one of the premier band programs. Miles is a master music educator so I was grateful to be able to sit down and record...

Feb 6, 2019

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Dr. James Patrick Miller's Background

Dr. James Patrick Miller is the Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. James oversees the music education program at Gustavus and in addition to directing the wind orchestra, teaches a number...