Whether you teach band, choir, orchestra, jazz band, or marching band – whether you teach elementary, middle school, high school, or the collegiate level – the Yamaha Harmony Director can be of unmeasurable benefit you your teaching. Our clinician puts it this way – “The Yamaha Harmony Director is the single-most important piece of equipment you can own.” In this webinar, we show you the benefits, key information about the “nuts and bolts” of the use and setup, and pedagogy tips. Via video, we show you the setup at Kirkwood High School, let you sit in a rehearsal at Missouri State where the Harmony Director is used, and gain important insights from experienced music educators located in Texas.
UPDATE: The Harmony Director HD-300 now replaces the HD-200 at a much more affordable price.
DR. JOHN ZASTOUPIL – is currently the Director of Concert Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Missouri State University, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Springfield Youth Wind Ensemble, and Community Band. He teaches courses in graduate conducting, wind literature, and score study, and he guides all aspects of a comprehensive concert band program of five concert ensembles. He has a Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor, a Masters in Wind Conducting from Michigan, and has a Doctoriate of Musical Arts from Northwestern University.
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