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                                         Professional Development Plan (PDP)

Brandon L. Haskett


Establish Goal

To establish a progressive warm-up routine that incorporates music theory, ear training and performance (vocally and instrumentally)


Develop a sequential plan of action


  1. Research materials on various warm-up methods and then read and summarize several of the more helpful articles
  2. Interview Prof. Woodley, Prof. Baker, and Prof England about how they handle warm-ups while covering key aspects of musicality

(I chose these three professors due to their wide range of experiences)

  1. Observe K-12 classes around the area and observe they prepare their students to play via warm-ups
  2. Attempt to recollect how band directors have dealt with warm-ups in my ensembles as well as ensembles that I have helped instruct. While doing this I hope to evaluate the recollections critically and really question if these directors took the approach that I feel is most worthwhile.



Identify resources needed


1.      MENC and Instrumentalist journals

2.      Teachers listed above to interview

3.      Music classes to observe


Plan of assessment


1.      Submit summaries of printed materials to Dr. May for evaluation

2.      Ask Prof. England specific things within my printed material that would be specifically helpful for percussionists

3.      Discuss interviews and observation reports with Dr. May

4.      Present cohesive findings in one page report to class


Establish a time line


            Sept 22-Submit completed PDP

            Sept 24-Start research

            Sept 27- Set up interviews and observations

            Sept 29-Submit summaries of printed materials

            Oct 1-Discuss percussion related specifics with Prof. England

            Oct 3-Meet with Dr. May to discuss interview and observation reports

            Due date-Present synthesis report to class