Music Talks: Discussions on Music Education
Surviving the Internship and the Interview

Surviving the Internship and the Interview

August 31, 2021

Awaiting all of us at the end of our Music Education paths are both the internship and the eventual job interview! During this episode, we will review advice from recent music education interns on how to survive and thrive student teaching. We also feature an interview with Mr. Joel Quina, former band director and current Assistant Principal, where we walk through every step of the interview process that we as collegiates need to know about. 

 

Music for this episode: 

Fretless by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3777-fretless

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Episode 8 - Building Relationships as Collegiates and Educators

Episode 8 - Building Relationships as Collegiates and Educators

May 24, 2021

Both in our time as collegiates and in-service music educators, the relationships we form with peers, students, parents, and administrators will play a huge role in our success. In this episode, we will discuss the parent-teacher connection as well as ways your NAfME Collegiate chapter can get involved on your campus and in your local community. Finally, we will feature an interview with Ajori Spencer, Music Specialist for Pinellas County Public Schools, in which he speaks about our spheres of support as educators and how we can use them to support ourselves and our programs. 

 

Music for this episode: 

Fretless by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3777-fretless

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Episode 7 - Election 2020

Episode 7 - Election 2020

October 28, 2020

Hear from Florida NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Committee members Adaline Burwell, Mike Gunter, Sawyer Perry, and Gina Rand as they talk about how music education advocacy pertains to the 2020 Election.

 

NAfME Fiscal Year 2021 Federal Appropriations Request: https://nafme.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/FY21-Appropriations-agenda.pdf 

 

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J a z z by Deoxys Beats | https://soundcloud.com/deoxysbeats1

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RedLips by Deoxys Beats | https://soundcloud.com/deoxysbeats1

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L’envol Du Papillon by Patchworker f.k.a. [friendzoned] | https://soundcloud.com/patchworker

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bedtime after a coffee by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeen

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Episode 6 - Conversation Continued

Episode 6 - Conversation Continued

September 13, 2020

This episode, we revisit the archived audio from interviews conducted for Episode 5 and continue the conversation. Topics of discussion include the importance of knowing the history of black music, conversations for societal change, starting a community ensemble, getting published, and celebrating diverse composers. Special guests for this episode are again Dr. Marques Garrett, Dr. Chandler Wilson, and Nicole Yarling.

Episode 5 - Black Music Matters

Episode 5 - Black Music Matters

July 22, 2020

While social unrest, police brutality, and acts of racism continue to plague our nation, we at Music Talks decided to combat hate with music. Specifically, the music of black composers, educators, and performers. This episode's topic: Black Music Matters. Conversations with black musicians, and the stories behind their music. Special guests for this episode include Dr. Marques Garrett, Dr. Chandler Wilson, and Ms. Nicole Yarling. Click the links below to check out their music, as well as resources that promote the music of underrepresented composers.

 

Music from Our Guests

Dr. Marques Garrett

"Hold On"

https://www.jwpepper.com/Hold-On%21/10046150.item#/

 

"Invitation to Love"

https://www.jwpepper.com/Invitation-to-Love/10794438.item#/

 

Dr. Chandler Wilson

"Suite Forty-Four"

https://www.jwpepper.com/Suite-Forty-Four/11173192.item#/

 

Nicole Yarling

"Joe Williams Presents Nicole Yarling"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuDgfp-_Wb4&list=OLAK5uy_l1EAuJ0XGlCfp82oW_XgXxjvPY54UhBnE

 

"Jazz Encounters ft. Nicole Yarling (July 10, 2015)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhfD3JGoRLU

 

Resources for Music by Underrepresented Composers

Institute for Composer Diversity

https://www.composerdiversity.com/

 

Music by Black Composers

https://www.musicbyblackcomposers.org/

 

...And We Were Heard

https://www.andwewereheard.org/

Episode 4 - History of American Music Education

Episode 4 - History of American Music Education

June 18, 2020

This episode's topic: history of American music education. Learning about the profession's past to understand how it affects the present situation and near future. This episode features the new Advocacy Chair, Addy Burwell, and State Advocacy Committee members. Special guests include Dr. Steve Kelly and Dr. Deborah Confredo.

Episode 3 - Virtual Music Education

Episode 3 - Virtual Music Education

May 12, 2020

With the rapid outbreak of COVID-19, the world is experiencing extreme societal changes, which has affected how people communicate, work, and teach. During these unprecedented times, the folks at "Music Talks" have decided to cover an issue that is on every educators' mind - virtual education. This episode's topic: teaching and learning music during COVID-19, and using virtual spaces in order to do so. This episode will host a virtual panel of the outgoing and incoming Executive Board members for Florida NAfME Collegiate, as well as feature audio from a conversation with composer Libby Larsen.

Episode 2 - Special Music Education

Episode 2 - Special Music Education

October 14, 2019

According to the National Association for Music Education, music is for all students, regardless of their abilities. This episode, Florida NAfME Collegiate members host discussions on special music education. What it is, who it's for, and what it can look like in our future classrooms. Guest speakers include Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow from Florida State University, and Mr. Lee Commander from Leon High School in Tallahassee, FL.

Episode 1 - Advocacy

Episode 1 - Advocacy

August 25, 2019

Advocating for any cause can seem like a daunting task, but, in reality, it can be as simple as having a conversation. This episode, Florida Collegiate NAfME members and guest speakers will host discussions on advocacy in music education. What advocacy is, the importance of legislation in relation to music education, and how music students can be involved to help their future profession.

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