Thankful: Evan Clifton
11/22/2019
Thankful: Evan Clifton
Musicians live a unique definition of the term "A Lifestyle of Thankfulness". In honor of some of the people I am most thankful for, I've invited members of the Denis Wick Artist group to share their stories and thought on thankfulness during this season of Thanksgiving.
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Thankful: Arnetta Johnson
11/22/2019
Thankful: Arnetta Johnson
Musicians live a unique definition of the term "A Lifestyle of Thankfulness". In honor of some of the people I am most thankful for, I've invited members of the Denis Wick Artist group to share their stories and thought on thankfulness during this season of Thanksgiving.
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Thankful: Buddy Deshler
11/22/2019
Thankful: Buddy Deshler
Musicians live a unique definition of the term "A Lifestyle of Thankfulness". In honor of some of the people I am most thankful for, I've invited members of the Denis Wick Artist group to share their stories and thought on thankfulness during this season of Thanksgiving.
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Thankful: Chris O'Hara
11/22/2019
Thankful: Chris O'Hara
Musicians live a unique definition of the term "A Lifestyle of Thankfulness". In honor of some of the people I am most thankful for, I've invited members of the Denis Wick Artist group to share their stories and thought on thankfulness during this season of Thanksgiving.
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Thankful: Jason Klobnak
11/22/2019
Thankful: Jason Klobnak
Musicians live a unique definition of the term "A Lifestyle of Thankfulness". In honor of some of the people I am most thankful for, I've invited members of the Denis Wick Artist group to share their stories and thought on thankfulness during this season of Thanksgiving.
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Thankful: Michael Jones & Kate Amrine
11/22/2019
Thankful: Michael Jones & Kate Amrine
Musicians live a unique definition of the term "A Lifestyle of Thankfulness". In honor of some of the people I am most thankful for, I've invited members of the Denis Wick Artist group to share their stories and thought on thankfulness during this season of Thanksgiving.
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Thankful: Raquel Rodriquez
11/22/2019
Thankful: Raquel Rodriquez
Musicians live a unique definition of the term "A Lifestyle of Thankfulness". In honor of some of the people I am most thankful for, I've invited members of the Denis Wick Artist group to share their stories and thought on thankfulness during this season of Thanksgiving.
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Thankful: Mark Ponzo
11/22/2019
Thankful: Mark Ponzo
Musicians live a unique definition of the term "A Lifestyle of Thankfulness". In honor of some of the people I am most thankful for, I've invited members of the Denis Wick Artist group to share their stories and thought on thankfulness during this season of Thanksgiving.
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Thankful: Christopher Bill
11/21/2019
Thankful: Christopher Bill
Musicians live a unique definition of the term "A Lifestyle of Thankfulness". In honor of some of the people I am most thankful for, I've invited members of the Denis Wick Artist group to share their stories and thought on thankfulness during this season of Thanksgiving.
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Choose your weapon... or closest instrument
10/30/2019
Choose your weapon... or closest instrument
What happens when you walk in the house and something just isn't right? Do you shrug it off? Run out of the building screaming? Call the police? Or grab the nearest Olds Ambassador trumpet and attack? Find out what Ryan Adamsons did in this final installment of TIY Spooky Stories!
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Broken!
10/30/2019
Broken!
Are you prepared to deal with the unthinkable? Check out Michael Tran's story this week!
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Preparing for the Unknown
10/28/2019
Preparing for the Unknown
You've prepared your music perfectly for that BIG gig . You sit down in the first rehearsal and then BANG! You realize you are not prepared at all, and as the blood drains from your face arms and fingers, you ask yourself, what am I going to do? That is where we find Chicago Musician Advisory Studio Saxopohone expert, Richard Brassele in this TIY Spooky Story.
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The Scariest Lesson
10/24/2019
The Scariest Lesson
It’s that spooky time of year where we all want a crisp cool evening, some hot apple cider, and a good story that will send a chill to your soul. For Halloween this year, my colleagues and I here at the Denis Wick Chicago Musician’s Advisory Studio are sharing some of our scariest stories from our performance careers.
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Where Science and Music Education Intersect During a Pandemic
09/22/2020
Where Science and Music Education Intersect During a Pandemic
Closing up our "Quarantined but Not Forgotten series" is this amazing interview where science meets the band room. Denis Wick Artist Travis Harris is a longtime Texas based band director and pro-trombone performer, and his wife is a teacher, pro-vocalist, and has degrees in microbiology and chemistry. We started this series in quarantine, and now as we open schools where do the science and logistics meet in that discussion for musicians?
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Where Science & Music Education Intersect During a Pandemic
09/04/2020
Where Science & Music Education Intersect During a Pandemic
Closing up our Quarantined but Not Forgotten series is this amazing interview where science meets the band room. Denis Wick Artist Travis Harris is a longtime Texas based band director and pro-trombone performer, and his wife is a teacher, pro-vocalist, and has degrees in microbiology and chemistry. We started in quarantine, and now as we open schools where do the science and logistics meet in that discussion for musicians?
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The Art of Teaching: Inspiration and Advocacy Part 2
09/03/2020
The Art of Teaching: Inspiration and Advocacy Part 2
For a band director, music education has become equal parts of inspiring students and advocating for your programs. This week in part 2 of our discussion with music educators Jenny Maclay, Terry Guynes, and Carla Newsome  we focus on Music Education Advocacy. What has been done in the past and what are we missing that will affect our future?
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The Art of Teaching: Inspiration and Advocacy Part 1
08/23/2020
The Art of Teaching: Inspiration and Advocacy Part 1
For a band director, music education has become equal parts of inspiring students and advocating for your programs. This week we start a 2 part discussion with music educators Jenny Maclay, Terry Guynes, and Carla Newsome on the past, present, and future of these cornerstones of music education. This week, we discuss inspiration. What does it take these days to grab your student's attention?
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What does Music education look like when you take away the students and the classroom?
07/17/2020
What does Music education look like when you take away the students and the classroom?
For many teachers, quarantine has removed access to a classroom and students. So what does band rehearsal, music lessons, and everything else that goes along with it look like? Vanessa Jackson and Scott Cullen join me this week to discuss this and how they've impressively gone beyond the notes by using their music training to continually encourage and enlighten their students, no matter the environment.
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National Guard Musician: Serving your nation, state, community, musicians, and students
06/28/2020
National Guard Musician: Serving your nation, state, community, musicians, and students
When Brandyn Taylor joined the National Guard to supplement his music performance career years back, he definitely did not foresee Covid 19. How does his work now affect his life as a musician and looking forward? Find out in this week's episode of This Is You.
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These are a few of my favorite things... and how we get them back.
06/19/2020
These are a few of my favorite things... and how we get them back.
When quarantine hit, This Is You guest Peter Freeman experienced a halt to performances of the orchestra he was president and principal trombonist of, a shift in teaching and meeting with students and performers... basically all his favorite things. And this is how he used his creativity in composition to get them back.
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Equality for All starts in your school music program
06/15/2020
Equality for All starts in your school music program
If you knew that one class in school would  provide an experience of equality for all, and provide a context that would help them take that experience with them the rest of their lives, would you enroll them in that class? That class exists. It's school band. Find out what band director Meara Mitchell experiences on a daily basis with her kids in this week's episode of This Is You.
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Community Music: The Lifeblood of the Music Industry
06/08/2020
Community Music: The Lifeblood of the Music Industry
Every area of the music industry has been affected by Covid 19 quarantines. How are we all dealing with it? Tune in to these stories from teachers, students, and performers, professionals to enthusiasts, 
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That time I fixed a saxophone over Zoom
06/08/2020
That time I fixed a saxophone over Zoom
Every area of the music industry has been affected by Covid 19 quarantines. How are we all dealing with it? Tune in to these stories from teachers, students, and performers, professionals to enthusiasts, 
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Congratulations! You've arrived!
06/08/2020
Congratulations! You've arrived!
At what point have you arrived as a musician? While the point of our discussion was how musicians are adapting to Covid-19 restrictions, guest Mark Nelson and I got into a great discussion on  what the true definition of arrival is.
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