Meet the EZMusicSearch.com Editor, Emily Gurwitz

About the Site

EZMusicSearch.com was created to assist band directors with quickly locating music that is most appropriate for their students for contests, assessment, and festivals. For many years I have thought about trying to make the search for band contest/assessment and festival music easier and less stressful. When I first began teaching in the 1990's, directors would go to the local sheet music stores to look through UIL binders with conductor scores to select music for their bands. If we were lucky, there were recordings available in the stores so that we could listen while looking at the music. If you did not live near a major city, you would not even have this opportunity.

Now that conductor scores and recordings have become more common online, there is still a problem finding enough time to research dozens (if not more) of band pieces hoping to find something appropriate for your band. We hope that EZMusicSearch.com can make this process easier and more enjoyable for you.

About the Editor

Emily Gurwitz received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Trinity University in San Antonio and her Master of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She was a head middle school and assistant high school band director for a total of 29 years and has taught band students from beginner to college age at campuses with students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. She is currently a band consultant, coach, and clinician, as well as a private flute instructor.