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#ChoppinItUp w/Craig Martin

Listen to #ChoppinItUp w/Craig Martin at http://tobtr.com/s/6525027.

10154191_10201485681577833_3649005232311631822_nIntroducing Craig Martin. Craig is the National Director of Promotions at South Coast Marketing and Promotions. Craig is another proud HBCU graduate that marched with our host during their college years. Craig has been doing big things by making contacts with the hotest artists in the industry for a while now and we are very proud of his success. Tonight we met Craig and find out where is from, where he marched and how he got into this entertainment business.

Proper Introduction: Avery McFadden

Avery McFadden is a musician and music educator from Florence, SC, where he began his musical interest playing piano at the age of 6.  He began playing the violin at 8, and trumpet at 11. Upon entering middle school, he couldn’t be in the orchestra and band, so he decided to focus primarily on the trumpet, where he excelled to earn membership into  Florence District One Musically Exceptional (D.OM.E), All-State Concert and Jazz Bands, USC Honor Bands, and won other awards throughout the state.

Avery received his Bachelor of Music Education from Jackson State University (2002) and a Master of Music Education and Jazz Studies from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music (2006). He currently resides in Brooklyn where he teaches workshops and privately with Middle & High School band programs throughout the NYC area.   He plays and records with numerous bands spread across many musical genres and we are honored to have him as part of the marching podcast family. Check out WoodSheddin with Avery McFadden here on TMP Network.

The Premier of the WoodSheddin Show

We are proud to annouce the premier of the WoodSheddin Show on The Marching Podcast Network June 24, 2012. The episode will be titled Woodsheddin for Brass with Avery McFadden. The Woodsheddin show will be a podcast on instrumentation development and as the show gains more resources the episodes will get more and more specific to an individual instrument and as popularity goes we will decide to have live woodsheddin shows for people to call in and talk with the instructor. Right now Avery is the only teacher with the network but we hope that to change in the future. Avery was a music teacher in the New York School system and still has private students. He finished Jackson State with his undergrad in Music Education and a Masters in Music from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Avery was my crab brother in the band and was my roommate through college.

I stated this on the other blog but he was my best man and I was his best man and we work well together. Right now the episode will be on general brass performance. The details of the show are still TBA but we want the teacher to focus on specific skills because of the 30 timeframe. This will go by fast so we don’t want to prepare for lots of information but focus on two or three topics at a time maybe 4 at the most. The instructor will give their knowledge on the subject but I will ask questions during the process to make sure people are following or if people out there have a question something he is saying. We have set a date for June 24th and we want our viewers to be excited and prepared for woodsheddin for brass with Avery Mcfadden! That will be June 24, 2012 at 6pm eastern time presented to you by the marching podcast and blog talk radio. Special thanks to Avery for committing his time, because he has two young children and I know how I feel with just one. Tonight I will be calling him on skype to test the sound quality of our conversation and sending him the audio file to listen.