The Florida Bandmasters Association’s philosophy speaks to the importance of individual growth and the continued development of our thinking capacities, motor skills, and affective responses. The goal of the FBA Mentoring Committee is to provide content and opportunities that provoke individual growth and assist with continued musical and professional development. A mentor is most commonly described as a wise and/or trusted advisor and counselor. As young educators, we seek mentorship from our seasoned colleagues, our method books, and our theories of education. Later in our careers, we find mentorship in the scores and studies of our favorite composers and conductors, buried deep between the lines and spaces. Regardless of when or how, mentorship is always necessary for our growth and development as musicians and music educators.
On this page, you will find articles, interviews, research, and discussions intended to start conversations and provide solutions. This content is constantly being updated, so be sure to check back periodically. Thank you for your continued love and support as we strive to be a resource for our FBA community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via phone or email.
Mario L. Ford
Evans High School
Mentoring Committee Chairperson
The Pathway to MPA:Connecting Preparation, Classroom Practice, Musicianship, Literature Selection, and Concert Performance with James Sammons and Karen Crocco (11/14/2019)