Arthur J. Michaels
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  • Naples, FL
  • United States
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"Just finished reading Shaun McNiff's book "Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go." Great read!"
Sep 18, 2012
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Band Camps

A member here recently mentioned band camps to me, and it got me thinking and reminiscing. During the summers between my 7th and 8th grades (1961 and 1962), I went to the Union County Band School (New Jersey). Only after I became a band director did I realize that the "camp" was a huge undertaking. It was created then by two band director brothers, Casey (Casimir V. Bork, as I recall) and Vladimir Bork. Classes started about 8 or 8:30 and ran until about 12:30. I recall there were about 4 or 5…See More
Jun 22, 2012
Arthur J. Michaels replied to James Moburg's discussion Tips and Advice - What tips do you have to make band season kickoff smoother? Less Stressful? Better Band nights? Parent Tips?
"Be nice to and make friends with your school's custodial staff. They can make or break concert logistics.   Send personal concert invitations to board of education members and school administrators."
Aug 8, 2011
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Jul 18, 2011
Arthur J. Michaels left a comment for Tyler Pawl
"Tyler: I see we have the same birthday! Have a great day.   Art Michaels www.arthurjmichaels.com"
Jun 30, 2011
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Jun 27, 2011
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Jun 11, 2011
Arthur J. Michaels commented on Marc Whitlock's video
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Discovery MS BAND Promo

"Marc, what a terrific video! The video brought back so many wonderful memories for me as a teacher and as a band student! I wish this kind of resource had been available when I was teaching!   Art Michaels www.arthurjmichaels.com"
Jun 9, 2011
Arthur J. Michaels commented on Marc Whitlock's video
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Why Music Education Belongs in Public Schools

"My wife and I were discussing these ideas just last week. Brown's ideas are intriguing. One value of arts education in our schools is that studying the arts gives studying history, for example, context. Learning history traditionally means…"
Jun 7, 2011
Arthur J. Michaels replied to Jon Fulkerson's discussion Rebuilding the Band
"How are things going (I see that date of your post)?   I think it's important to stay in contact with parents. Keep parents apprised of their kids' progress and outside opportunities (private lessons, camps). Form a support group.…"
Jun 5, 2011
Arthur J. Michaels replied to Rick Owens's discussion Summer Programs
"In New Jersey in the 1960s, I was in junior high school, and for two summers I participated in the Union County Summer Band School, which grew from modest beginnings to quite a huge program (several bands, classes in theory, conducting, and group…"
Jun 3, 2011
Arthur J. Michaels replied to Sherry F. Whisnant's discussion Literature Specific Help
"You might want to take a look at Imagine Music. Their fusion Series pieces are scored so that just about any combination of players can perform their pieces successfully."
Jun 3, 2011
Arthur J. Michaels is now a member of MS Band Director
May 30, 2011

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Current School Band Website
http://www.arthurjmichaels.com
Undergraduate College/University
Eastman School of Music
Graduate Institutions
Teachers College, Columbia University
Current School or School District Affiliation
None

About Arthur

I started composing music at around age 13. I'm a classically trained musician, prepared as a music educator. I earned a bachelor's degree in music from the Eastman School of Music, and a master of arts degree in teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. I taught instrumental music and directed bands in New Jersey and New York in grades 4 through 12. Since 1978 I've published concert band, choral and instrumental ensemble pieces. For more information on me, please visit www.arthurjmichaels.com.

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At 12:16am on June 12, 2012, Russ Weaver said…
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Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!
I thought of this when listening to Icarus...  thinking about programing it for Florida Southern College's Summer HS Camp.   Do you have any recordings of it with concert band?
At 2:34pm on October 9, 2011, Russ Weaver said…

If you send it to me, I would be happy to read it down with my students.

I have done this with many members here on MS.  Choose a selection from Cyberwindsmusic.com and we can trade!  

 

thanks

At 7:20am on September 26, 2011, Russ Weaver said…
Icarus has caught my attention.  Enjoying it over coffee this morning.  Nicely done!

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Band Camps

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 9:44am 0 Comments

A member here recently mentioned band camps to me, and it got me thinking and reminiscing. During the summers between my 7th and 8th grades (1961 and 1962), I went to the Union County Band School (New Jersey). Only after I became a band director did I realize that the "camp" was a huge undertaking. It was created then by two band director brothers, Casey (Casimir V. Bork, as I recall) and Vladimir Bork. Classes started about 8 or 8:30 and ran until about 12:30. I recall there were about 4 or…

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