The Score

The Score

An Urban Music Education Podcast hosted by Eric and Justin. They provide tips and strategies through honest discussions about their experience teaching music in an Urban setting. The goal is to provide a positive and solution-based narrative to create more effective, compassionate and culturally relevant music educators.

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May 16, 2022 46 min

In this week's episode, Eric and Justin talk with our special guest Mr. Timothy Richardson, the newly appointed Director Of Bands at Eisenhower High School in the Aldine Independent School District. In this episode, you will get a chance to meet one of the most humbled and hardworking educators in Timothy Richardson. Mr. Richardson will discuss his journey and what integrity is important even in situations that may not be that ...

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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin discuss what it means to define success. This episode's conversation deals with how UIL Concert & Sightreading ratings keep us paralyzed and only define success with a number. This conversation is to help refocus and develop a deeper more authentic meaning of success for us as educators and the students we pour into each week. Please check out this week's episode to be encoura...

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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin talk with our special guest Mrs. Darlene Machacon, an elementary general music teacher and choir director in Orange County, California, a proponent of Social Emotional Learning. This episode's conversation deals with how the term shouldn't be educational jargon but something authentic that requires intentionality and consistency. Please check out this week's episode to be enco...

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April 4, 2022 46 min

This week's episode addresses the biggest question music educators deal with throughout their careers. Where should I teach music? A question that can cause us to respond in many different ways. Eric and Justin discuss how they have been intentional about not letting that question push toward complacency—instead of being bold enough to go and lead in places that may not get the first look, they are places of joy and fulfillment...

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 In this week's episode, Eric narrates the most recently published article by Jarritt Ahmed Sheel, Assistant Professor of Music Education- Berklee College of Music, published Fall 2021 in the Massachusetts Music Educator Journal. Jarritt has been a past guest, episode 38, "Hip Hop Music Ed'. We hope you enjoy it!

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In this week's episode, we address the thing that keeps all directors up at night, which is the UIL program. Eric and Justin discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of picking that coveted UIL program for Concert Sightreading. To program or not to program, that is the question. The wisdom in this episode is focused on the vulnerability of knowing who you are teaching and what they need and not necessarily what you desire. We ho...

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In this week's episode, we address the art of life teaching. What is that, you ask? It's the method of pouring into our students' lives through our music rehearsal and classroom instruction. We get it. The sacred time of rehearsal and prep is very important. Yet Eric and Justin want to interrupt your scheduled rehearsals and sectionals to teach life principles and deal with the future lives of your student musicians. Re...

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February 21, 2022 42 min

In this week's episode, we address the elephant in the room and what has been taking band halls by a storm which is teacher burnout. Are you tired and ready to throw in the towel? Well, listen in as Eric and Justin discuss this ever-growing phenom and how we can better ourselves and care for longevity not only as directors but most importantly as people. Enjoy and share!!!

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In this week's episode, we share a recording of our session at TMEA 2022. Eric had the opportunity to facilitate a conversation amongst three outstanding panelists. Each brought a wealth of knowledge to the table regarding their personal experience as products of public school music education and how they each take on the task to include their Latino/a/x/ students into their music programs.

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Today's episode is a reading of our article published in the September 2020 issue of TMEA- Texas Music Educator's Association Magazine- Southwestern Musician.

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Intro: Justin McLean @jusmackmuzik
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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin talk with our special guest Dr. Sixto Montesanos. Dr. Montesinos is an Assistant Professor and Head of Instrumental Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California and wastes no time debunking stereotypes in Mexican-themed music. This week's conversation leads deeper into getting to the nuisance that makes music so innovative and how we must be mindful of overlooking it. Please check ou...

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Welcome back everyone it’s been a while since  we have given content but we are back and better than ever. In this week's episode, Eric and Justin talk about this past season and what’s been happening in our lives as we enter this new year. There are quite few big updates that you don’t want to miss. We will also be discussing some places where you can catch us live as well!! Please check out this week's episode and be enco...

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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin talk about some tips that will make this upcoming year manageable and effective. These tips may not necessarily revolve around a score or drill chart but they will help with efficiency, community, culture, and overall program vision. Eric will deep dive and unpack some simple but very major items that will cause change and growth in your respective classrooms. Please check out this week&#...

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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin talk about the major role we as music educators take in our students' journey in music. They both unpack what it truly means to be in the work of cultivating the next generation of educators in the field of music. Eric will also drop a major life change that has been fueled by the desire to help create the environment and culture that will foster our students to be the next generation...

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 In this week's episode, Eric and Justin had the great pleasure of talking to Mr. Jose Longoria the Mariachi Director at Patrick Henry Middle School, Sam Houston H.S, and the University of Houston. Mr. Longoria wastes no time getting to his humble beginnings and how he has created a culture of mariachi music education. A culture that has been supported by the administration and the community which further helps to fuel his pass...

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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin had the great pleasure of talking to Dr. Brandon Houghtalen Associate Director of Bands at Abilene Christian University.  Dr. Houghtalen gets right to it by discusses the list. The list that hasn’t been further developed to properly show the wide world of musical possibilities. We delve into what it means to add, diversify and augment to further expand the students we get to teach.  Tune ...

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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin had the great pleasure of talking to Mr. Mallik Newman the director of Bands and Orchestra at the historic Booker T Washington High School. Mr Newman shines the light on what it takes to build and create even though it may be unorthodox. Mr. Newman also lays out the format for building a environment that foster student care by putting first the things that can get glossed over. Tune in to...

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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin deal with what’s coming up for a lot of music educators. The infamous job search and interview process. Both hosts give their unique backstories of how their respective first hires went and what they did to prepare for those jobs. The information in this episode is great for music educators just graduating or seasoned vets that are looking to transition into another position. Tune in and ...

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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin had the great pleasure of talking to Mr. Phil O’Neal, the choral director at Woodcreek Middle School in Humble ISD and Leader of Contemporary Worship at the Atascocita United Methodist Church. Mr. O’Neal wastes no time in this week's episode discussing his life’s journey as a musician and how it has impacted his career. The unorthodox journey is what has helped create an experience an...

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In this week's episode, Eric and Justin had the great pleasure of talking to Mr. Delton Brown, the Director of Bands at Desoto High School. Delton waste no time getting to the very title of this episode. He keeps it real from his beginnings as a band student and the experiences that helped shaped his future. We delve into how all those things help him create a real experience in his class for his students. 

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