Podcast Episode: Michael Francis Smith

By: Eric Degrove, April 16, 2024

In this episode of the Snap Audition Podcast, Eric Degrove talks to Michael Smith about His innovative programs, “It's Time to Play (A Band “It's Time to Play (The Recorder),” which Instrument)” an accelerated student learning and literacy approach where students sing and play a diverse repertoire of songs. Through his groundbreaking approach, known as "Eleven Leaps to Literacy," Dr. Smith bridges the gap between General Music and Instrumental Music, unlocking each student's full potential. Check out the interesting conversation around the need for diversity and how that impacts the audition process.


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