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Faculty Spotlight: Clinton Weinberg

Mar 10, 2023

Clinton Weinberg, Applied Instrument Coordinator, and Pep Band Director is a passionate educator with 24 years of experience teaching diverse populations in K-12 and higher education. Clint began teaching at Flagler in 2017, and has degrees in voice performance and education.

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What is your favorite course or activity to instruct and why?

Unfortunately, I can't narrow it down to one course because I love each course for different reasons. EEL 365 Elementary Methods in the Arts was fulfilling because it allowed me to teach education majors how to integrate music, art, dance, and drama into core content areas to make classroom curriculum more engaging. MUS 280 Pep Band has been an incredible experience because I started the ensemble with only nine students, and watched it flourish to 34 members by the fourth semester before COVID interrupted the trajectory of our growth. However, I am happy to say that the band is beginning to thrive again with 22 members. MUS 243 Applied Voice is very special to me because I have the opportunity to work with each student individually and see their growth over several semesters.

What is your area of expertise, and what sparked your passion for it?

While pursuing my initial career path in music performance, I began teaching music and quickly discovered how much I enjoyed helping students of all ages realize their potential. This led me to pursue formal education in pedagogy, special education, curriculum and instruction, and teaching diverse populations. 

What is your favorite book, TV show, or media at the moment, and why?

My favorite book at the moment is The Singing Athlete by Andrew Byrne. In his book, Byrne clearly illustrates strategies for improving vocal technique through the lens of cognitive and anatomical awareness and strength training.

Describe one of your most memorable performances or professional achievements.

One of my most memorable performance opportunities was playing in the pit orchestra for "Fiddler on the Roof" with a touring theatre company based out of New York.

What are five words you would use to describe your style in the classroom and as an instructor?

As an instructor, I am flexible, encouraging, innovative, compassionate, and student-centered. 

What makes Flagler's Visual and Performing Arts program special?

The Performing Arts program at Flagler is quite rare in the aspect of truly meeting students where they are when they enter the program and cultivating their strengths through a variety of process-oriented learning experiences. 

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