Date: July 17, 2014
I have just completed an extraordinary online course called "Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles," taught by Dr. Evan Feldman of U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While I thought I would gain something from the course, I was overwhelmed with the scope of the videos. Dr. Feldman is a wind ensemble director, but his rehearsal techniques apply across the board to other ensembles, as well. Plus he brought in experts from the choral (Daniel Huff) and orchestral (Tonu Kalem) fields. If you have time to watch a few videos this summer and need some inspiration, I highly recommend this class. It's free! And it is permanently online now, available at any rate of speed that will work for you. Go to www.coursera.org and search for it.