@andrewhitz I gave Mr. Swearingen your message & he humbly said you were much nicer than he & that he very much enjoyed working w/ you guys.
Both the Hanasaki Tokuharu HS (Japan) and Sam Bowie HS Wind Ensemble concerts were amazing! Great work both bands!! #WIBC2010
@stumpy6653 Snow in Seattle. Not much, though. It’s been pretty dry this weekend.
RT @teacherreality: Blogging educators - Please keep writing, tweeting, communicating. We’ve gotta step out of the classroom & talk.
It’s been a great conference. Looking fwd 2 clinics w/ Bruce Dinkins & Marianne Gedigian tomorrow & the Gala Honor Band Concerts! #WIBC2010
@LornadEnt So true!
Dr. Tim: There’s a reason the windshield is big and the mirror is small. What’s out in front is most important. #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim: “But I’m only one person, I can’t make a difference” That’s a lie. One person is the only one who can make a difference. #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim: Your contribution either appreciates or depreciates the situation. / Great teachers create what isn’t. #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim: Ways2SaveTime: 1. Don’t complain to somebody who can’t fix it 2. Don’t listen to somebody complain unless you can fix it #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim: When you have integrity, nothing else matters. When you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser: Maturity is the ability to understand how who we are affects other people. #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser: “Positives come and go. Negatives accumulate.” - How do you interact with your students? #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim: joke re: Swearingen playing accordion: “Do you know what a hip replacement is?” #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim: You can’t change the amt of innate talent a kid has but a human being can change his attitude. That’s our role as teacher #WIBC2010
Dr. Tim Lautzenheizer is a teacher, clinician, author, composer, & clinician. Pres. of Attitude Concepts & Ed Dir. for Conn-Selmer #WIBC2010
Swearingen on Sound Density: Unison vs. Harmony - As density increases, you must play with more projection of tone. #WIBC2010
… sub 3-grade band lit tend to dump all of the “extra” parts into this accomp. zone and destroy the balance. You need to fix it! #WIBC2010
Swearingen on Balance: 1. Melody 2. Bassline 3. Counter-Melody 4. Harmonic/Rhythmic Accomp. / unfortunately composers of … #WIBC2010
Swearingen: Composers write for the “All-American” band. You don’t have that - you have to tweak things like a recording engineer. #WIBC2010
Quote from Claude Smith to Swearingen: “Being a composer has helped my musicianship and helped my ability to conduct.” #WIBC2010
Swearingen realized early he needed to master arranging first because he was avoiding his weak areas in his original compositions. #WIBC2010
Swearingen says he “only became a composer by accident”. His true passion and desire has always been to be a band director. #WIBC2010
James Swearingen is Professor of Music and Composer in Residence at Capital Univ. in Columbus, OH. He has over 500 published works #WIBC2010
and we have Snow! #fb
BBC News - Fears for future of school music lessons http://www.bbc.co.uk/new…
James Swearingen clinic (@ Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport) http://4sq.com/5X07bZ
Great article from the Guardian - Alan Rusbridger: Why Twitter matters http://bit.ly/9GrIer
@DoremiGirl It is a welcome break! Started snowing back home just as I left. Conference goes through tomorrow afternoon. Has been great!