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Welcome to the Pass the Baton: Empowering All Music Students! Kathryn and Theresa are two music educators passionate about helping teachers transform their students from passive consumers to vibrant creatives. Each episode will amplify the voices of music teachers who are already passing the baton and empowering their own music students.

Pass the Baton: Empowering All Music Students Theresa Hoover & Kathryn Finch

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Welcome to the Pass the Baton: Empowering All Music Students! Kathryn and Theresa are two music educators passionate about helping teachers transform their students from passive consumers to vibrant creatives. Each episode will amplify the voices of music teachers who are already passing the baton and empowering their own music students.

    Episode 15: Creativity Through Music Composition (Part 3)

    Episode 15: Creativity Through Music Composition (Part 3)

    This week’s interview features one of our co-authors, Theresa Hoover. Theresa is a former middle school band director, currently working as a music education and technology integration specialist. In this episode, Theresa talks about how she incorporated creativity and music composition in her middle school band classes.   

    Connect with Theresa and learn more:  


    www.musicaltheresa.com  
    Twitter: @MusicalTheresa 
    Instagram: @MusicalTheresa
    Creativity With Composing Pieces
    13 Moons, by Jodie Blackshaw

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    • 19 min
    Episode 14: Creativity Through Music Composition (Part 2 of 3)

    Episode 14: Creativity Through Music Composition (Part 2 of 3)

    This week’s interview features Robby Burns, a middle school band and general music teacher in Howard County, Maryland. Robby talks about how he incorporates creativity and music composition in his middle school band classes.    

    Connect with Robby:  


    Twitter: @robbyburns   
    www.Robbyburns.com 
    Music Ed Tech Talk  
    Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers 
    Music Ed Tech Talk Podcast
    Music Ed Tech Talk YouTube Channel 

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    • 27 min
    Episode 13: Creativity Through Music Composition (Part 1 of 3)

    Episode 13: Creativity Through Music Composition (Part 1 of 3)

    This week’s interview features Sonya Knussen, a music educator, singer, and composer, currently living in Maryland. Sonya also runs Go Compose North America, an organization that provides music composition workshops for students. Sonya comes from a musical family, and always knew she was going to be a musician. As a result, she’s found a variety of ways to share her music both as a performer and an educator.  

    Connect with Sonya:  


    Instagram: @singsthings and @gocomposena 
    Sonya's website
    Go Compose North America

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    • 38 min
    Episode 12: Project Based Learning in Music Classes

    Episode 12: Project Based Learning in Music Classes

    This week, Kathryn and Theresa talked to Dianne Nelson, a choral teacher at Talmadge Middle School in Independence, Oregon. Dianne has experience in a variety of settings, including degrees in biology and music education, teaching experience in early childhood and Waldorf settings, and a current position teaching music pedagogy at Western Oregon University. One of Dianne’s passions in education is project based learning, which she shared about in this interview.   

    Connect with Dianne:  


    Email: DianneKNelson@gmail.com  
    Facebook
    PBL Resources   

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    • 34 min
    Episode 11: Crafting Student-Centered Lessons (Part 2 of 2)

    Episode 11: Crafting Student-Centered Lessons (Part 2 of 2)

    In part two of this interview, Kathryn and Theresa continue the conversation with Jesse Rathgeber, a music education professor at Augustana College. Jesse discusses his views on planning and teaching student-centered music classes. Jesse’s wealth of knowledge and passion for music education are evident, creating an interview you don’t want to miss.  

    Connect with Jesse:  


    Twitter & Instagram: @Jesse_Rathgeber  
    Email: jesserathgeber@augustana.edu  
    Jesse's website  

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    • 23 min
    Episode 10: Crafting Student-Centered Lesson (Part 1 of 2)

    Episode 10: Crafting Student-Centered Lesson (Part 1 of 2)

    In this two-part interview, Kathryn and Theresa talk to Jesse Rathgeber, a music education professor at Augustana College, about his views on planning and teaching student-centered music classes. Jesse’s wealth of knowledge and passion for music education are evident, creating an interview you don’t want to miss.  

    Connect with Jesse:  


    Twitter & Instagram: @Jesse_Rathgeber  
    Email: jesserathgeber@augustana.edu  
    Jesse's website   

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    • 25 min

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