A conductor's analysis of Jonathan Dove's "Figures in the Garden" for harmoniemusik ensemble. The writing covers the history of the piece, information on the composer, a theoretical analysis (which also outlines the relationship to "Marriage of Figaro," and help for conductors approaching the work for the first time.
This article was completed as part of an independent study with Dr. Elizabeth Peterson. I conducted a survey of several schools to discover how the marching band schedule and requirements affected the program, and analyzed the results. This is a great pilot study, but is by no means a complete scientific exploration of the topic.
Pre-service teachers seem to have many pre-conceived notions of their future after college, and this article shares discussions I had with several pre-service educators.