Power Up! Smart Solutions for Solo Contest

Smart Solutions for Solo Contest

Alicia DeSoto & Chris Meredith are currently band directors at Lewisville High School in Lewisville ISD, TX. 

We have been using MakeMusic Cloud (formerly SmartMusic) for a number of years now and one of our favorite applications is the impact of providing students with accompaniment tracks for their solos that can be adjusted for the performance speed of each individual performer. 

Performed at Midwest 2022

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The 76th Annual Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra, and Music Conference takes place in Chicago December 19-22, 2022.

What began in 1946 as a way for directors to explore new repertoire has grown to an annual worldwide extravaganza, with 18,000+ attendees from more than 40 countries.

Practicing with Purpose: Motivating Student Practice

motivating student practice

Teaching students to practice is one of the most important (and overlooked) aspects of music instruction. When students are armed with effective techniques of individual practice, they become more efficient in the practice room and feel a sense of accomplishment that leads to consistent practice habits.