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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@podthescore

Language:

English

Contact:

713-291-4806


Episodes

Ep. 62- New Kids On The Block: Tips for Your New Music Teacher Job

8/9/2021
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's episode and be encouraged as we prepare for a new season of...

Duration:00:46:13

Ep. 61- Take The Charge: Our Role In Our Student's Musical Journey

7/12/2021
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 of educators. Please check out this week's episode and be encouraged...

Duration:00:46:12

Ep. 60- Who Am I and Why Am I Here? Interview: Jose Longoria

6/28/2021
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 passion gives kids a quality musical education and environment to help...

Duration:00:52:23

Ep. 59- On The List- Interview: Dr. Brandon Houghtalen

6/7/2021
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 in to this week's episode and enjoy!!! In Rotation: Emmet Cohen...

Duration:01:01:35

Ep. 58- Put First Things First- Interview: Mallik Newman

5/24/2021
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 this weeks episode and enjoy the episode. In Rotation: Sabor-...

Duration:00:54:11

Ep. 57- Tips to Land Your Next Music Teacher Job

4/26/2021
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 enjoy the information being given to help you pursue that job...

Duration:00:50:59

Ep. 56- Not Your Typical Choir Director- Interview: Phil O'Neal

4/12/2021
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 and a choral program that is unlike any other. The information and...

Duration:00:56:59

Ep. 55- Keepin' It Real- Interview: Delton Brown

3/29/2021
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. Please tune in and enjoy another installment of great content brought to you by The...

Duration:01:15:30

Ep. 54- A Case for Humanity- Interview: Bolaji Isiba

3/15/2021
In this week's episode, Eric and Justin bring back a familiar voice and close friend on this weeks episode. Mr. Bolaji Isiba, who serves as the Director Bands at Lake Olympia Middle School in Fort Bend ISD, stops by to discuss and layout the foundation of what it means to be human for your students. Authenticity, vulnerability, transparency are usually words associated with what we do as music educators, which is where our guest picks up the pen. We dive deep into connecting with our...

Duration:00:55:05

Ep. 53- Anti-Racist Teaching- Interview: Alice Tsui

3/1/2021
In this week's episode, Eric and Justin have the pleasure of talking with Alice Tsui, the Founding Music Educator at PS 532 New Bridges Elementary in Brooklyn, NY, and DMA Candidate (ABD) in Music Education at Boston University. This episode was full of quality information on how to be a teacher that builds an environment that is connecting and inviting. Especially in a time where that’s not the norm, Alice gives great detail of what to do in creating an anti-racist environment for the...

Duration:00:58:46

Ep. 52- Music Ed Gatekeeping: Knockin' Doors Down

2/22/2021
In this week's episode, Eric and Justin talk about the gates and walls put up to keep and push our students away from the great opportunity of music ed. Eric and Justin review a post/clinic from this past TMEA convention and what it sparked in the minds of music educators across all streams. What does it really mean to knock down doors and liberate students with including and excluding for different exterior circumstances? Please listen in and glean what could be helpful to where you are and...

Duration:00:52:21

Ep. 51- Lifting As We Climb- Interview: Jesse Cannon II

2/1/2021
In this week's episode, Eric and Justin have the great pleasure of interviewing Duncanville High School Director of Choral Activities/Secondary Choral Coordinator Jesse Cannon II. Jesse waste no time in this episode dealing with the rhyme and reason why we do what we do. More importantly, letting that truly be the foundation for our existence in our music programs. Tune in and Enjoy !!!!! Jesse's IG & Jesse's Twitter In Rotation: Spotify Playlist "I Love My 90s Hip Hop" - Eric Omarion...

Duration:00:57:41

Ep. 50- Seeking Competitive Greatness-Interview: William Young

1/25/2021
In this week's episode, Eric and Justin have the great pleasure of interviewing Duncanville Fine Arts Director William Young. Mr. Young details his career and what allowed him to compete at a high level without losing sight of what it all means. William discusses how he took to never make excuses but to change the narrative and stay true to who he is at the same time. Tune in and enjoy!!! Don't miss the great advice as well. In Rotation: Fat Joe, DJ Khaled & Amorphous "Sunshine (The...

Duration:01:09:29

Ep. 49- How to Keep Going: Focusing on Growth for the Disinterested

1/18/2021
Are you drained? Are you completely uninspired? Well, good news, you’re not alone. In this week's episode, Eric and Justin discuss what and how to keep pushing throughout. Tune in and check out this pick me up!!!! In Rotation: Gregory Porter- "Getting Thru It" - Eric Fred Hammon- Justin Connect with us Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @podthescore; podthescore@gmail.com; The Score Podcast Website Support The Score on Patreon or Paypal Music Credits: Intro: Justin McLean...

Duration:00:47:18

Ep. 48- Musicking In and Out of School: Interview- Steve Giddings

1/11/2021
In the first episode of the new year, Eric and Justin interview music educator extraordinaire Steve Giddings. We discuss new realities and possibilities available in the classroom in this age of music ed. Steve rocks the norm of what he does for his kids and how it can be the norm and not just an anomaly. Tune in and enjoy !!! In Rotation: De Vuelta Pa La Vuelta- Daddy Yankee & Marc Anthony - Eric The Saga- Justin Brass Against- Steve Steve's Website, Twitter, Pinterest Connect with us...

Duration:01:07:21

Ep. 47- Music Citizenship- Interview: Courtney Powers

11/16/2020
In this episode Eric and Justin interview music educator extraordinaire Courtney Powers. We discuss music citizenship's specifics and how to navigate spaces that may be guarded or closed off to the new innovative aspects of our art. Courtney also speaks to being a female band director/educator and what that means and how that impacts her classroom and how she teaches her students. Tune in and enjoy, and don’t miss something that has never happened on the score!!! In Rotation: Esteban...

Duration:01:00:49

Ep. 46- The Black Percussionist: A Chat with Dr. Lamon Lawhorn

11/9/2020
In this episode, Eric and Justin catch up with percussion extraordinaire and professor Dr. Lawhorn. Listen as Dr. Lawhorn speaks about his journey and vision, and goal as a music educator and a black percussionist. We dig in on the heart of what it means to thrive and push in places that seem foreign and how the very representation of who we are brings about clarity and exposure for students who may not know it’s possible. You don’t want to miss the pillars of truth and nuggets of wisdom...

Duration:01:03:03

Ep. 45- Changing The Narrative: Our Counterstory

11/2/2020
In this episode, Eric and Justin take a walk down memory lane and discuss some early moments and words that directly shaped their careers. We take a hard look at things that could break and paralyze any educator but how we instead turned those moments into fuel to help propel us forward. Tune in and enjoy!!! In Rotation: Charlie Wilson ft. Smokey Robinson "All of My Love" - Eric Bobby Brown "Don't Be Cruel"- Justin Connect with us Facebook, Twitter &...

Duration:00:57:33

Ep. 44- Making Families Musical: From the Womb to School & Beyond! Interview: JoEllyn Sumner

10/26/2020
In this episode, Eric and Justin discuss the importance and specifics of early childhood and elementary music. Our guest Mrs. Joellen Sumner gives us great insight into why engaging, singing, and exposing music of all forms and genres is pivotal in a child’s life. We dispel rumors and layout facts and give real-life applications on how to make this living and breathing in your classrooms and in your homes with your little ones! Tune in Connect with JoEllyn Discount Code: THESCORE for a 10%...

Duration:00:53:16

Ep. 43- Hispanic Heritage Month: A Latino's Perspective

9/28/2020
In this episode Eric and Justin discuss something very near and dear his heritage and how we as educators must be concerned with going the extra mile. Understanding culture is more than meets the eye. Listen as Eric lays out what it looks like to be intentional and how going deeper provides a greater experience for bothering teacher and student. In Rotation: Juan Gabriel- Eric Marching Band Videos- Justin Connect with us Facebook, Twitter &...

Duration:00:59:31