by Milton Allen


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Music, Artistry and Education: A Journey Towards Musical Growth and Enlightenment by Milton Allen

ISBN 978-1-57463-117-3; $24.95.

Dr. Milton Allen takes you on a careening voyage that charts a path from being a good musician/educator to becoming an artist musician/educator. Based on personal experiences ranging from the hilarious to the life changing, this collection of Zen-like stories–followed by concrete suggestions will guide you along an artistic journey of musical growth and enlightenment. It contains practical, theoretical and philosophical information explained through simple parables–those little gems that carry with them an essential lesson.

Running through the woods? Building a program? Riding in an old Isuzu Trooper? Selecting repertoire? Climbing a sand dune? Constructing a rehearsal? Lessons from these experiences are all part of this insightful and fascinating collection.

“Milton Allen’s book is quite remarkable . . . . This marvelous book should be read by all of us who in some way think of ourselves as teachers.”

Gerard Schwarz
Music Director, Seattle Symphony, 2-time Emmy Winner

“. . . a narrative about life, artistry, and teaching that is unlike anything that has come to us before. . . . a must read for teachers just entering the profession, for those teachers who have devoted many years of their life to sharing their love of music with others, and for everyone else between.”

Craig Kirchhoff
Director of Bands, Professor of Conducting, University of Minnesota

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