Unpacked

A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

    by Zac Miller on 16 April 2020

    An Update from Director’s Choice

    Dear Directors and Group Leaders,

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    by Erin Grigson on 18 December 2019

    Mark Ford: On Teaching Percussion

    Earlier this year, we sat down with Mark Ford, marimba artist and the coordinator of Percussion at The University of North Texas College of Music,...

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    festival performance, Classroom Tips, Music Education

    by Adele Youngs on 26 November 2019

    European Performance Tours 101

    We are all performers ourselves and find it an honor to arrange European tours for choirs, orchestras, wind bands, marching bands, dance and drama...

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    european travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Erin Grigson on 29 October 2019

    Six Tips for European Group Travel

    So you and your students are hopping across the pond, bound for a European adventure. Planning and funding a trip to Europe for your band, choir,...

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    european travel, Educational Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Erin Grigson on 24 October 2019

    See Our Showcase of Music Venues For 2020

    If you're looking for a band, choir or orchestra festival performance opportunity for your high school or middle school group that's heavy on the...

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    Music Festivals, Performance Options, festival performance

    by Erin Grigson on 21 October 2019

    Meet Our Showcase of Music Festival Judges

    Whether you’d like to take your choir to Corpus Christi or showcase your band in San Antonio, festival performances can have a positive impact on...

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    Music Festivals, Performance Options, festival performance

    by Erin Grigson on 1 October 2019

    Four Reasons To Add A Tour Director To Your Trip

    You have finally decided to take the BIG trip. You’ve done the planning, the meal selection, chosen your activities, now all that is left to do is...

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    Performance Travel, Student Group Travel, Educational Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Erin Grigson on 25 September 2019

    How To Go Through Airline Check-In With A Group

    No matter how early you arrive at the airport or how many flights you’ve taken, going through the mandated check-in and security checkpoints with...

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    Performance Travel, Overnight Travel, Student Travel