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TMEA region 18 jazz

what to know before you go   sheet music and audio tracks the 2019 TMEA All-State Audition Packet and the CD with drum and improv files are both available from music publishers like Pender’s Music, JWPepper (formerly RBC), and others. ask your band director for help or contact me at ponder.east@austinisd.org. basic info date: Wednesday, … Continue reading TMEA region 18 jazz

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austin area

venues, institutions, and more   colleges and universities Austin Community College Jazz Ensemble Huston-Tillotson University Music Program Temple College Associate of Arts in Music Texas State University Jazz Studies UT Austin Jazz Studies organizations Austin Jazz Society Austin Jazz Workshop Austin Traditional Jazz Society Texas Music Educators Association Texas Jazz Educators Association UIL Region 18 … Continue reading austin area

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LBJ-LASA

LBJ band—the one, the only my history i’ve been teaching here since the fall of 2001, shortly after i moved to Austin.┬áLBJ is the very first school i performed for when trying to drum up some private lesson students. i guess they liked me! in 2003, i got the job as assistant director along with … Continue reading LBJ-LASA

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edublog

http://www.pondereast.edublogs.com is the companion site to my personal one. it has all the same pedagogical content this one does, but none of the other personal content. it’s designed to be an education-only site, aimed at students and band directors.

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AJP

After 13 consecutive summers, 2003-2015, AJP went into hibernation following our 2015 camp. In 2003, I co-founded the Austin Jazz Project, a week-long jazz improvisation camp for middle and high school aged students. Original faculty members were myself, Rick Glascock, Shane Pitsch, Michael Elam, and Matt Bowers. When Matt, Mike, and Rick moved on, we … Continue reading AJP

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