Internationally acclaimed as one of today’s leading music educators, Ed Lisk’s Creative Director series provides a new approach to band performance. In this volume, Lisk presents beginning and intermediate level band directors with exciting teaching strategies to use with today’s band methods. Using a natural learning sequence, these concepts provide a foundation for achieving State and National Music Standards helping students to:
- Play with beautiful tone quality
- Develop technical skills
- Understand and play rhythms correctly
- Play in tune and maintain a consistent pitch center
- Develop a knowledge of scales that can be applied to improvisation
- Play with expression
- Make positive decisions about balance, blend and intonation
- Play with imagination, interpretation and correct style
- Become an effective (contributing) ensemble member
Edward S. Lisk is an internationally recognized clinician, conductor, and author. He is a graduate of Syracuse University School of Music with graduate studies at Ithaca School of Music, Syracuse University, and Oswego State University.
Mr. Lisk is an elected member (48th) of the prestigious National Band Hall of Fame for Distinguished Conductors. To be nominated for such an honor, directors have had a national impact on the American band movement throughout their career. The National Band Hall of Fame for Distinguished Conductors is housed in a magnificent facility made available by Troy University in Alabama.
He is a member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and in the year 2000, served as the 63rd President of this distinguished organization founded by Edwin Franko Goldman. He has an active guest-conducting schedule that includes all-state bands, honor bands, university and military bands. Mr. Lisk has served as an adjunct professor, clinician/lecturer, adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout 46 states, 5 Canadian Provinces and Australia. He is author of The Creative Director Series (Meredith Music) and a co-author of the GIA series of books, Teaching Music through Performance in Band. He is also editor of the Edwin Franko Goldman March Series (Carl Fischer).
Mr. Lisk is a member of the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors, serves the John Philip Sousa Foundation as Vice President for Administration, and is a past-president of the National Band Association (1990-92).