Millburn High School Director of Bands, Mindy Scheierman has recently achieved two very prestigious honors. She has written an article in the best-selling series of books/CDs – Teaching Music Through Performance, Vol. 8, and she has been selected to conduct the New Jersey Region 1 Symphonic Band. 
 
Teaching Music through Performance is considered an indispensable resource for music teachers that enables conductors and educators to move beyond the printed page toward full musical awareness.  The book is written, researched, and compiled by a team of nationally recognized scholars with a wealth of teaching and conducting experience and designed to help the band director develop a concise curriculum for the high school (or college) band program. The anthology includes the preeminent music composed for band by some of the seminal voices in the music education profession. Millburn School district has been using these books for the past several years as a cornerstone for the selection of its band, choral and strings literature.  Ms. Scheierman was selected to write the resource guide for composer Bruce Yurko’s Medieval Variations.  The resource guide includes information about the composer, the composition, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, important musical elements, and suggested references. Mr. Yurko has a past history with Millburn, conducting the Millburn High School Wind Ensemble when they were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2005.
 
Scheierman has also been selected by a panel of her peers at the state level to conduct the North Jersey School Music Association Region 1 Symphonic Band.  Millburn has always represented a large percentage of the students who are selected for both Region and All State Ensembles in New Jersey.  Scheierman will be conducting at the NJSMA concert will on January 30, 2011, at Randolph High School. Millburn High School students who are members of the Region I High School Symphonic Band- are: Amanda Kam, flute (9),  Elyse Kuo, oboe (9),  Andrew Brod, Eb soprano clarinet (10),  Jacob Choi, Bb clarinet (9),  James Yoon, Bb clarinet (10),  Tackin Tarighian, alto clarinet (11), Spencer Hirschfeld, alto saxophone (11), ,Catherine Budish, euphonium (11), Matt Wolffe, tuba (9), Alec Tabachnick, tuba (10), Manav Ramesh, tuba (11), Rahul Gangan, percussion (10),  and Brian Cao, piano (12). Three Millburn students will also be performing with the Wind Ensemble, which will be conducted by Darryl Bott from Rutgers University: Ian Griffith, Alto Saxophone (12), Upas Narayan, Bb clarinet (11) and William Krinsman, bassoon (11).