WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:10.000 Music. 00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:13.000 I love to teach. I love the academic environment. 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:19.000 And then, right move it to the third instead of 00:00:19.000 --> 00:00:27.000 Where I get to hang out with young musicians and talk about music and make music in the studio, in the rehearsal room, and on stage. 00:00:28.000 --> 00:00:30.000 Music. 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:36.000 I teach a graduate seminar in music in society, genres, and musicology. 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:39.000 I also work with graduate students one on one. 00:00:39.000 --> 00:00:45.000 With my private saxophone students, we're often working on both repertoire and improvisation. 00:00:45.000 --> 00:00:57.000 One of the processes that I find very effective is for us to look at the music and talk about different ways to analysis it, talk about different ways to play through it and memorize it. 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:60.000 And to just play back and forth and just trade ideas. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:05.000 In addition, I teach undergraduate classes in the business of music, music theory, song writing. 00:01:05.000 --> 00:01:13.000 In the song writing class, we often have a process where the students will submit work which I can put up on the projector. 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:17.000 Then, I can look at some of the problems that they may be having and suggest solutions. 00:01:17.000 --> 00:01:25.000 So that all students in the class who might be having some of those same problems can benefit from seeing the work of their peers. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:34.000 We have a superb music faculty here across the board in classical music, jazz, popular music, in composition, performance, and musicology. 00:01:34.000 --> 00:01:42.000 We as music teachers often perform with our students on stage in recitals. 00:01:42.000 --> 00:01:52.000 Students get the kind of personal attention that they can only get in a small, intimate program like we have here at WOU. 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:56.000 We encourage students to pursue the music that their most passionate about. 00:01:56.000 --> 00:01:61.000 My name is Tom Bergeron and I'm proud to be a Western Oregon University professor. 00:02:01.000 --> 00:02:05.000 Music.