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Spotlight on Matthew Arau

Keeping Students Engaged

As educators, we want our rehearsals to be engaging to the students. However, this is easier said than done. Too often, when a conductor works for a period of time with one section of an ensemble, the rest of the group patiently, or impatiently, waits for the next time they will be involved. In my experience at the middle school, high school, and university level, students appreciate being actively engaged during rehearsals. My experience has been similar to Benjamin Zander’s realization, cited in The Art…
October 6, 2015 0 shares

Matthew Arau

Dr. Matthew Ramón Arau is an Assistant Professor of Music, Chair of the Music Education Department and Associate Director of Bands at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. He conducts the…

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