Monthly Archives: September 2017

My First Year Teaching: What I Wish I’d Known by Hunter Boe (District 1 East)

The first year of teaching can be a stressful, intimidating, difficult experience, full of information overload. This is due, in part, to the onslaught of new information and unfamiliar responsibilities that come with being a music educator. Of the many things for which I prepared, via methods, conducting, and theory classes, the unknown and the unexpected moments for which I did not prepare, provided much of the challenge and reward of my first year teaching. In an effort to support and encourage both young and experienced teachers, I am sharing some of what I learned from my first year of teaching.

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Collegiate Choir Festival: Bill Wyman (Collegiate Choirs R&R)

Nine collegiate choirs from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Doane University and Nebraska Wesleyan University will be participating in a clinic/concert as a part of the 2017 Nebraska Intercollegiate Choral Festival. Dr. Andrew Last from Luther College will serve as the clinician. A closing concert 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22 at the First Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln will conclude the festival. Each participating choir will perform and all will combine for a mass choir piece under the direction of Dr. Last. The concert is free and open to the public. For information on how to participate with your choir, contact Dr. Wyman.