The Score

The Score
An Urban Music Education Podcast hosted by Eric and Justin. They provide tips and strategies through honest discussions about their experience teaching music in an Urban setting. The goal is to provide a positive and solution-based narrative to create …

26- Solo and Ensemble
Feb 24 • 45 min
In this weeks episode Eric and Justin y’all about the infamous Solo and Ensemble. We will be discussing how to make the most of this event for your students and the development of your program. Eric and Justin will also attack defeated mindset that…
25- Live at TMEA: Identity in Music Education
Feb 17 • 56 min
In this weeks episode Eric and Justin had the great privilege of recording The Score live at TMEA 2020. Eric and a Justin along with an established panel of guest further discussed the importance of identity in music education. The experiences in our…
24- Dear Eric and Justin: The Listener’s Perspective
Feb 10 • 46 min
In this weeks episode Eric and Justin discuss a very profound letter from an anonymous listener. We dig in on the experiences of the listener and how his experiences in urbane environments could’ve been different. Also allowing voices from those spaces…
23- Programming Music: Fueling Ego or Student Success
Jan 27 • 45 min
Eric and Justin discuss how to program for your ensemble. Should we do it solely to build our ego or be intentional to build our students up musically?
22- Student Teaching
Jan 20 • 46 min
Eric and Justin discuss student teaching and how to make sure you get the most out of your experience.
21- Don’t Count Me Out- Interview: Brandon Hopkins
Jan 13 • 45 min
Brandon Hopkins, the Associate Director of Bands for Prairie View A&M University, shares why music educators should not dismiss students with discipline issues but rather find ways to redirect their misbehavior.
20-Making Something Out of Nothing
Jan 6 • 45 min
Eric and Justin provide tips and strategies on how to look at your music program with a glass half full approach.
19- Setting the Stage: Building an Appreciation for Concert Band
Dec 30, 2019 • 47 min
Eric and Justin discuss how to develop student musicians with an appreciation for concert band.
18- When the Music Stops: Dealing with Student Issues
Dec 23, 2019 • 47 min
Eric and Justin discuss strategies on how to create a music classroom that allows for music educators to deal with student issues after the music stops.
17- Systems and Procedures
Dec 16, 2019 • 47 min
Implementing systems and procedures in your music classroom to allow for more time to teach music!
16- Show Style Marching or Conform to Corp Style
Dec 9, 2019 • 49 min
Eric and Justin discuss the misconceptions that exist surrounding show style marching bands and the need to conform to corp style.
15- Our Corner of The World- Interview: Casey Watson
Nov 11, 2019 • 51 min
Casey Watson, Director of Bands at Galena Park High School, provides some insight into the teaching practices he implements with a Title 1 band program
14- Making the Grade: Promoting Excellence in Academics Outside of Music
Nov 4, 2019 • 45 min
Eric and Justin discuss strategies to help students be academically successful outside of music.
13- Article: Recruiting, Retaining & Motivating Your Title 1 Students
Oct 28, 2019 • 9 min
An article reading written by Eric published in the Bandmasters Review.
12- Bandtober- How to Make it!
Oct 21, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode we deal with the craziness that is October also known as “Bandtober.”
11- Urban & Title 1 Clinics, Where Are They At?
Oct 14, 2019 • 48 min
Asking the question surrounding the lack of clinics supporting Title 1 and Urban music programs.
10- Award Winning Color Guard From Scratch- Interview: Matt Caballero
Oct 7, 2019 • 53 min
Eric and Justin interview Matt Caballero, a Houston area color guard director that established an award winning color guard from scratch.
9- Middle School Band- Interview: Bolaji Isiba
Sep 30, 2019 • 51 min
Middle School Band Director, Bolaji Isiba, shares his experience creating one of the best middle school band programs in Houston ISD.
8- HBCUs: Why They Matter in Music Education
Sep 23, 2019 • 45 min
Eric and Justin share their experience as alumni and educators that have sent students to HBCUs.
7- How to get the most out of your staff
Sep 16, 2019 • 46 min
Eric and Justin discuss tips and strategies to maximize the potential of a music staff.
6- Mentorship
Sep 9, 2019 • 47 min
Eric and Justin discuss how to find a mentor and the role they can serve in your mission to serve students.
5- Student Leadership
Sep 2, 2019 • 45 min
How to develop student leaders in your music program.
4- Identity in Music Education
Aug 26, 2019 • 46 min
Eric and Justin discuss identity in music education. They share personal experiences and how we can transform the profession.
3- Discipline: How to Deal with Knuckleheads
Aug 19, 2019 • 44 min
Eric and Justin discuss how to handle discipline issues in your music classrooms.
Introducing: The Score Podcast
Aug 13, 2019 • 0 min
An Urban Music Education Podcast
2 How to Rebuild a High School Band: Heights HS
Aug 12, 2019 • 58 min
Rebuilding a band program? Eric and Justin share their tips and strategies implemented to rebuild a high school band program.
Ep.1- Who We Are & Why The Podcast
Aug 5, 2019 • 44 min
Eric & Justin discuss their experiences as music students and educators while providing the motivation behind starting this podcast.