Palen Music Center Quick Note

Monday, November 7, 2005


The PMC Quick Note is a weekly service provided to all area directors.  It is part of our mission to support the lives of band directors across the Midwest.  The weekly Quick Note will contain helpful tips and suggestions from area directors, spotlights on area college and university band programs, calendars of upcoming events, advocacy articles promoting music education, links to helpful web resources, and much more.  Comments, suggestions, ideas, and articles are always welcome.


Get Some Help From Audition Recordings

Any student preparing audition material for the Missouri district or state auditions knows how challenging the music can be.  The University of Missouri Ė Kansas City Conservatory of Music provides a wonderful resource to anyone with internet access.  They have recorded faculty members performing all of the material.  Just visit the audition recording page on their website, click the excerpt you wish to hear, and then play along!



The UMKC Conservatory is celebrating their 100-year anniversary.  Click the banner for more information on their programs, faculty, ensembles, and more!

Click for a free online metronomeFree Online Metronome

Metronome Online - an online metronome ideal for quick and easy use while practicing music. This music tool helps with your rhythm as well as tempo selections and is always available for free at

Sousaphones Going Fast

Last week, we announced that we have 20 used sousaphones for sale from Missouri State University.  Since then, half of them have been spoken for.  If you are interested, contact your PMC road representative this week and we will give you some details.  Donít miss this wonderful opportunity to pick up a quality instrument for an incredible price! 

Contact Your Local Palen Music Center

Can we assist you with anything?  Please contact your local Palen Music Center school road representative for all of your music education needs.


Springfield (417) 882-7000 Bob Hopkins and Mike Brown

Springfield North (417) 862-2700 Martin Probstfield

Columbia (573) 256-5555 Robert Pitts and Joe Brown

Moberly (660) 263-0109 Clint Thompson

Joplin (417) 781-3100 Wayne Blades

Liberty (816) 792-8301 Ken Crisp


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