Texas Music Educators Association


“Band… This Is Us”

Thursday, February 13th – 2:30-3:30pm

John Benzer leads panelists Dana Pradervand and David Bertman in a round table discussion with audience participation.  Attendees are invited to ask specific questions related to “Hot Topics” discussed amongst the panelists.  Topics will include: rehearsal techniques, ensemble concepts, beginner pedagogy, student accountability, band culture, and current trends.

John Benzer, Dana Pradervand, and David Bertman are on faculty at the University of Houston where they each play an integral role on the instrumental music education team.  Their nearly 100 years of combined teaching experience in Texas public schools includes numerous local, state, and national recognitions.