First Impressions

We talk about our idea of first impressions, who we thought we needed to be and how that worked out for us as first year teachers, and how we start the year now in years 6, 7, & 8.


Be patient, this episode is a little long (we vomit everything that happened since July onto each other for the first time in months).

Competition and Music Education with Wes Brewer

Olin Brings on his colleague Dr. Wesley Brewer to talk about competition in the classroom and in our Festivals. Dr. Brewer serves on the Oregon State University faculty as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education. He completed his doctoral studies in music education at Arizona State University, holds the Master of Music in Conducting from Southern Oregon University, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Arizona.  Prior to his appointment at OSU, Brewer served as Associate Professor and Director of Music Education at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University from 2009-2016.