Music Education

The Music Media Production and Industry department in the School of Music at Ball State University partnered with Conn-Selmer on an immersive learning class in the spring 2016 semester whose goal was to produce instructional videos for their CSI Connect website. We focused on topics relating to trumpets and euphoniums. We may continue the project in the spring of 2017 with videos about low brass, in conjunction with Conn-Selmer's operation in Eastlake, Ohio.

The videos from the class are:

  • Breathing and Long Tones, with Phil Brown and Bruce McFarland, produced by Ethan Hardwick
  • Buzzing and Embouchure, with Roger McConnell, Phil Brown, and Bruce McFarland, produced by Ethan Hardwick
  • Brass Maintenance: Part 1, with Dave Helms, produced by Dustin Burks
  • Brass Maintenance: Part 2, with Dave Helms, produced by Dustin Burks
  • Piccolo Trumpet: Part 1, with Brittany Hendrix, produced by Dylan Humburg
  • Piccolo Trumpet: Part 2, with Brittany Hendrix, produced by Dylan Humburg
  • Euphonium Phrasing and Technique Books for Beginners, with , produced by Daniel Bedell
  • Practice Techniques, with , produced by Zach Higdon
  • Getting the Best Out of Your Ensemble, with, produced by Zach Higdon
  • Marching Posture: with , produced by Dara Metcalfe
  • Music Theory for Low Brass, with , produced by Dara Metcalfe

At the start of the semester each student developed their own project on a topic of their own choosing in order to develop their skills and record something of personal interest:

  • , by Ethan Hardwick
  • , by Dustin Burks
  • , by Dylan Humburg
  • , by Daniel Bedell
  • , by Zach Higdon
  • , by Dara Metcalfe