Monday, May 4, 2015


How To Truly Listen | Summer Band Director Workshop | Pics from the Classroom

How To Truly Listen

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.

Summer Band Director Workshop - July 6-9

The Palen Music Center educational staff, along with the Missouri State University band department, have joined together to create a summer band director workshop. Sessions will include student leadership, instrument repair, teaching beginners, advanced marching band rehearsal techniques and visual development, student recruitment and retention, roundtable discussions, literature selection, and even a reading band. Graduate credit is also available if desired. Click on the image below for a printable flyer.

The camp will be held from July 6-9. The cost is $130 per director....but can come for free if you send at least 10 students to the Missouri State Bands Alive student camp. We would love to see you there! For more information, please contact Eric Matzat or AAron Bryan.

Click for a printable flyer

Pics from the Classroom

Contact Your Local Palen Music Center Representative

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


Springfield Bob Hopkins, Mike Steffen, Amanda Meyer and Melissia Goff (417) 882-7000
Columbia Chuck Appleton and Dylan Gililland (573) 256-5555
Liberty John Bell, Rob Goade, and Bob Drummond (816) 792-8301
Joplin Jennifer Wassenaar and Amanda Meyer (417) 781-3100
Broken Arrow Jeff Lawless, Mary Ann French and David Gorham (918) 286-1555
OKC Charlie Bartrug and Kirby Swinney (405) 896-8111
PMC Admin Eric Matzat, AAron Bryan and Zach Houser (417) 882-7000


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