30 episodes

An Urban Music Education Podcast hosted by Eric and Justin. They provide tips and strategies through honest discussions about their experience teaching music in an Urban setting. The goal is to provide a positive and solution-based narrative to create more effective, compassionate and culturally relevant music educators.

The Score Eric Jimenez & Justin McLean

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 37 Ratings

An Urban Music Education Podcast hosted by Eric and Justin. They provide tips and strategies through honest discussions about their experience teaching music in an Urban setting. The goal is to provide a positive and solution-based narrative to create more effective, compassionate and culturally relevant music educators.

    Ep. 29- Staying the Course: Interview- Kermit Gray

    Ep. 29- Staying the Course: Interview- Kermit Gray

    In this episode Eric and Justin get a chance to sit down and interview Kermit Gray the Director of Bands at Roosevelt School and Dallas Area Producer. We get a chance to learn about a great educator who has a desire to build, invest and create...

    • 51 min
    Ep. 28- The Mary Poppins of Choir- Interview: Marcus Jauregui

    Ep. 28- The Mary Poppins of Choir- Interview: Marcus Jauregui

    In this episode Eric and Justin get a chance to sit down and interview Marcus J. Jauregui the Director of Choirs at Pershing Middle School. We get a chance to learn about a great educator who has a desire to build, invest and create experiences for the...

    • 53 min
    Ep. 27- Jazz Education

    Ep. 27- Jazz Education

    Eric and Justin are both huge advocates and products of jazz education. During this time of “jazz season”, they discuss they why and how of jazz education. They provide tangible strategies to implement in your music program at various levels. In...

    • 46 min
    Ep. 26- Solo and Ensemble

    Ep. 26- Solo and Ensemble

    In this weeks episode Eric and Justin y’all about the infamous Solo and Ensemble. We will be discussing how to make the most of this event for your students and the development of your program. Eric and Justin will also attack defeated mindset that...

    • 45 min
    Ep. 25- Live at TMEA: Identity in Music Education

    Ep. 25- Live at TMEA: Identity in Music Education

    In this weeks episode Eric and Justin had the great privilege of recording The Score live at TMEA 2020. Eric and a Justin along with an established panel of guest further discussed the importance of identity in music education. The experiences in our...

    • 56 min
    Ep. 24- Dear Eric and Justin: The Listener's Perspective

    Ep. 24- Dear Eric and Justin: The Listener's Perspective

    In this weeks episode Eric and Justin discuss a very profound letter from an anonymous listener. We dig in on the experiences of the listener and how his experiences in urbane environments could’ve been different. Also allowing voices from those spaces...

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Maestrokorn ,

Where have you been?

Where was this podcast when I needed it? The last time I taught in an Urban Environment was in 2013 (band) and 2017 (elem gen Music). I wasn’t listening to podcasts then but I have a feeling that this would have made it easier. I am currently teaching in a private school, but certain things are not much easier. There are times that I think about going back to teaching in an urban environment because I felt as if I were giving back, however the giving of yourself in an environment that you didn’t grow up in nor experience in student teaching or through any college training makes it hard. The part where you said you ‘have to be whole’ is so true.

I just want to say please do what you do and keep making these episodes.

Jburke3 ,

Music Ed in Urban Schools

A must listen podcast to those who teach in Urban settings. Thanks you Jimenez and McClean for doing this project. Highly recommend to all music teachers

MusicEdSDSU ,

Great for beginning music educators!

Very valuable in depth information on how to be an effective music educator. Especially for those dealing with title one schools. Recommend!

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