Blended Learning Approaches to Large Ensemble Music Rehearsal & Assessment

When I began teaching at The Center for Performing and Fine Arts in 2008, I had already had some experience as a beta tester for Smart Music. Back then, Smart Music was a local software application that drew from an online library of band and orchestra titles and exercises. It was the first software title for scholastic band and orchestra that was a multi-purpose backing track, sheet music reader, and performance assessment tool. At the time, the idea of web-based software wa