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Steinmetz, Branden Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Steinmetz has done extensive research in percussion pedagogical methods for public school band directors. His most recent clinic at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic centered around the culture of percussion sections in a school band program. In addition to percussion pedagogy, he has also done research on the organ music of J.S. Bach. His transcription of Prelude and Fugue in D Major for Wind Band was recently published with Murphy Music Press (2019). This was also the focus of his dissertation document at Michigan State University for the completion of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting.

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  • js bach, wind band conducting, wind band orchestration, percussion pedagogy, wind band pedagogy, music notation software, counterpoint, duke ellington, mozart serenade in b-flat major, comprehensive musicianship through performance

Teaching

courses taught

  • EMUS 1277 - Court Players
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • EMUS 1287 - Marching Band
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
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  • EMUS 1317 - Concert Band
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as EMUS 3317.
  • EMUS 3287 - Marching Band
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
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  • EMUS 3317 - Concert Band
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as EMUS 1317.
  • MUSC 3363 - Marching Band Techniques
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Helps develop the skills needed to administer and teach all aspects of a contemporary high school marching band. Includes drill conception and design, instruction, organization, and administration. Offered fall only.

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