Musical Literacy in the Large Ensemble

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan is a graduate student in music education at the University of Illinois where he coordinates and supervises undergraduate early field experience. This spring he was selected to be an assistant with the brand new Arts Experiences for Incarcerated Students project at the Champaign County juvenile detention center (and he’s really, really excited about it!) Prior to grad school Brian spent six years as the instrumental music teacher at New Smyrna Beach High School in Florida where he was responsible for the marching band, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, guitar class, piano class, and AP music theory. Brian’s interests include creativity in the classroom, the social power of music, and educational technology. He shares his thoughts at www.CreatingSpaceinBand.tumblr.com. Outside of school Brian is the worship leader at Wesley United Methodist in Urbana. He lives in Champaign with his lovely and talented wife, Elizabeth.

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  1. Dr. William A. Gora says:

    Great writing Brian! Thanks. Of course, another major consideration is the involvement of students in the interpretation of their music. “It’s Not What You Say….It’s How You Say It!” We speak, and write, to be understood. We play music to be understood.

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