Musings

Articles and Blogs

Here are links to several I've written over the past few years. Note that links for some articles are behind a paywall, but accessible to members of NAfME. If you have an interest in reprinting please contact me at steveholleymusic@gmail.com 

Conference Presentations
You can access PDFs of several of the presentations below by clicking here

  • "Where do we go from here? Thoughts on Commercial/Popular Music Education" - National Association for Music Education conference, November 2018
  • "A discussion of the most highly acclaimed PME ensemble in the country" - Modern Band Colloquium, July 2018
  •  "Advocacy in Commercial Music Education” - Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2018 
  • "What are the Educationally-Grounded Benefits of Teaching “Popular” Music?" - panel with Judy Lewis, Jarritt Sheel, and Richard Frank - Association for Popular Music Education conference, July 2018
  • "Home of the Blues: Using Memphis Music in Commercial Music Education” - panel with Tom Link and Matt Tutor, Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2018 
  • “Developing a Strong Foundation in Your Band - Start with the Bass Player” - Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2018 
  • “Where do we go from here; including elements of commercial music in your program” - Colorado Music Educators Association conference, January 2018 
  • “Music Education in Cuba - Exploring Similarities and Differences​” - Colorado Music Educators Association conference, January 2018 
  • “Where do we go from here; including elements of commercial music in your program” - Jazz Education Network conference, January 2018 
  • Featured Performer - the Azucartones, Association for Popular Music Education, June 2017 
  • Featured Performer - Soul Confluence, Association for Popular Music Education, June 2017 
  • Featured Performer - Quincy Ave Rhythm Band, Association for Popular Music Education, June 2017 
  • “Rhythm Section Woes: How to Develop the Pocket in Your Band ​” - Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2017 
  • “Creating and Developing a Commercial Music Program” - Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2017 
  • “Flipping the Classroom with Richard J Frank of PlayingtheGroove.com ​” - Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2017 
  • “Get Your Students a Gig! - Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2017