Dr. Shelley Jagow

Dr. Shelley Jagow

Professor of Music
Wright State University


Shelley M. Jagow, (Ph. D); Professor of Music at Wright State University, is the director of the Symphonic Band and Saxophone Quartet. She is a Selmer and Vandoren Regional Artist Clinician for saxophone, as well as a music education clinician for Conn-Selmer, Hal Leonard and Meredith Music. She has presented clinics and performances at several State Music Educators Conferences as well as the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance), ISME (International Society for Music Education, CMS (College Music Symposium), and the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium. She has published numerous articles in periodicals and her nationally recognized student saxophone quartet released their first commercial CD Avion Saxophone Quartet also available on CDbaby.com. Shelley has been previously nominated for both the "Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching" Award and the "Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research" Award.

Shelley is a contributing author to both The Music Director's Cookbook (Meredith), and Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (GIA). Shelley also authored the book and DVD Teaching Instrumental Music: Developing the Complete Band Program (Meredith Music), a resource rapidly becoming the adopted textbook for music education degree study across the United States and Canada. Other publications include Tuning for Wind Instruments: A Roadmap to Successful Intonation (Meredith); Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists on Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Bassoon; and The Londeix Lectures a multi-DVD set archiving the historical lectures of Jean-Marie Londeix (and translated by William Street, University of Alberta) available at www.adolphesax.com or www.wright.edu/musicstore. Website: http://www.shelleyjagow.com


CD: America\'s Millennium Tribute to ADOLPHE SAX, Volume XI; Arizona University Recordings, AUR CD 3128 2006.
CD: Variations - Solo and Chamber Music of Sy Brandon; Emeritus Recordings, 2003.
CD: Avion Saxophone Quartet, Volume I; CDBaby.com
NPR-FM, National Public Radio; \"Performance Today\" worldwide broadcast performance of Celebration of Flight by Sy Brandon and performed by Shelley Jagow (alto saxophone) and In-Hong Cha (violin); 12/17/03

  Session Titles

10 Steps to Improve Your Saxophone & Clarinet Section Sound


Say goodbye to honks, squeaks and other dysfunctional section sounds. Participants will explore 10 key points and provide successful methods to improve the tone and clarity of your band's clarinet and saxophone section. This clinic will share tips for achieving proper tonal character, matching the right reed to the right mouthpiece, employing exercises to musically manipulate the airstream, correcting pitch errors, and improving articulation clarity.

Balancing Your Instrumentation using Groundwork, Guidance and Gimmicks!


Every program has its unique challenges to balancing instrumentation in order to provide the most optimal music experience for the ensemble. In this session we will look at both sound and creative ways to approaching instrumentation challenges from recommended instrument transfers and substitutions, to resourceful planning, and even some gimmicks!

Driving with a Dirty Windshield? Finding Clarity in Score Preparation and Rehearsal Planning


Explore ways to clean your windshield – the music score. Learn about score mapping, rehearsal questioning techniques, and student learning styles in an effort for everyone to drive more effectively through the journey and destination of performance

Ensemble "Circle of Acceptance": Setting expectations for maximum performance potential


What is your Circle of Acceptance? What are the expectations you set for yourself? Manage your time and focus on key ingredients for developing maximum performance potential with your instrumental program. In this session, we will look at several approaches for solving the most common wind band performance errors as identified by an adjudicator survey. We will also explore rehearsal methods for engaging students in the music making process while elevating their standard of "acceptable" performance.

Making Sense/Cents of Ensemble Intonation


Teaching intonation in your ensemble does not need to be a foreign concept to students. Learn the pros and cons of just intonation, and explore various teaching methods to engage your students in the tuning process. In addition to exploring a variety of factors affecting pitch, we will identify the best tuning notes for each instrument and provide sound pedagogy for teaching interval relationships to students