Middle School General Music

What would we think of a middle school that offers mathematics or language arts instruction to only part of the student body? In an article for General Music Today, Timothy Gerber and Kevin Gerrity express concern for this issue also.

Author: Elizabeth Ann McAnally

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475814873

Category: Music

Page: 175

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Create a viable, meaningful program that will motivate your students and have them participating with enthusiasm with Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day. A welcome guidebook for music teachers trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of middle school general music, it offers strategies and lessons that have been created in the real world of general music by a practicing teacher. Revised and expanded to align with the National Core Arts Standards, each section of this second edition is full of tips and lessons to help middle schoolers develop a life-long love of music. From instructional units to composition projects, rhythm games to listening lessons, you’ll find plenty of ideas for working with young adolescents. An appendix of suggested resources steers you to materials appropriate for middle-level students. Bolster your program with the discussion about why general music is so vital in middle school. If your music classes feel like the perfect storm, let McAnally make them the best part of your day.

Experiencing Music Composition in Middle School General Music

This section contains fifteen teacher guides designed to help those who wish to mentor middle school students as they explore composition. Each guide includes: 1. an overview of a composition project; 2. the identification of one or ...

Author: Michele Kaschub

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475864632

Category: Music

Page: 185

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"Published in partnership with National Association for Music Education."

Fertile Ground in Middle Level General Music

In Parkes, K. A. & F. Burrack (Eds.), Developing and applying assessments in the music classroom (pp. 27–44). New York, NY: Routledge. Burton, S. L. (Ed.), (2012). Engaging musical practices: A sourcebook for middle school general music ...

Author: Stephanie Cronenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000466645

Category: Music

Page: 196

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Fertile Ground in Middle Level General Music guides music educators to inspire their middle level students (grades 5–8) to engage more deeply in the general music classroom, where students are given the opportunity to "try on" a range of roles: musician, composer, listener, and critic. The book outlines the Fertile Ground Framework, a teacher's aide for curricular decision-making that unites the middle level concept with the National Core Arts Standards while emphasizing the developmental needs and cultural identities of students. This resource-rich book provides teachers with an array of adaptable classroom support tools, including: Lesson sequences Activity ideas Teacher resources and worksheets "Do-Now" exercises Featuring the real-world perspectives of thirteen music educators, Fertile Ground in Middle Level General Music is both practical and theoretical, presenting methods for creating rich, inspiring learning environments in middle level general music classrooms of all shapes and sizes, and highlighting the unacknowledged strengths that already exist therein. Focused on the aim of motivating students to pursue lifelong music learning, this book helps instructors find joy and excitement in teaching a wide array of musical topics to diverse groups of middle level music students.

Engaging Musical Practices

Chapter Three Singing in Middle School General Music Classes Frank Abrahams Christina Macedo was sitting in her supervisor's office. It was October of her first year teaching general music and chorus at Horace Mann Middle School.

Author: Suzanne L. Burton

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607094395

Category: Music

Page: 246

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Middle school general music may be a student’s last encounter with school music. A practical book with accessible pedagogical resources on middle school general music is needed for methods courses and music practitioners' use. The book Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook for Middle School General Music presents numerous ways to engage adolescents in active music making that is relevant to their lives so that they may be more apt to continue their involvement with music as a lifetime endeavor. Structured in twelve chapters, the book begins with perspectives on adolescent development and working with students with special needs. Five chapters are devoted to the pedagogy of teaching students practical musical skills such as singing, playing the keyboard, guitar, drums and percussion. Chapters on starting a steel band, using informal and formal music learning strategies, incorporating technology, implementing world music techniques, composing in the classroom, and the use of music-based learning centers lead the reader into implementing musical approaches focused on the doing of making music. The book is filled with musical examples, sample rubrics, and resource lists that take the reader beyond the book’s content. Engaging Musical Practices provides exciting and classroom-tested content that connects in and out of school music making for adolescents, generating excitement for musical participation. This book is a necessity for any practitioner who teaches students in the middle grades or as a text for secondary general music methods courses.

The Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States

Singing in middle school general music classes. In S. L. Burton (Ed.), Engaging musical practices: A sourcebook for middle school general music (pp. 31–47). Plymouth, England: Rowman & Littlefield. Adamek, M. S., & Darrow, A. (2005).

Author: Colleen Conway

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190671402

Category: Music

Page: 980

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The Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States identifies the critical need for increased cultural engagement in Pre-K-12 music education. Collectively, the handbook's 56 contributors argue that music education benefits all students only if educators activelywork to broaden diversity in the profession and consistently include diverse learning strategies, experiences, and perspectives in the classroom. In this handbook, contributors encourage music education faculty, researchers, and graduate students to take up that challenge.Throughout the handbook, contributors provide a look at ways music teacher educators prepare teachers to enter the music education profession and offer suggestions for ways in which preservice teachers can advocate for and adapt to changes in contemporary school settings. For example, educators canexpand the types of music groups offered to students, from choir to jazz ensemble. Building upon students' available resources, contributors use research-based approaches to identify the ways in which educational methods and practices must transform in order to successfully challenge existing musiceducation boundaries.

Introduction to Music Education

Some teachers consider the general music class as a feeder program for high school organizations. Others see it as a recreational ... As a result, general music has been reduced or eliminated in many junior high and middle schools.

Author: Charles Hoffer

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478635581

Category: Music

Page: 167

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The streamlined Fourth Edition of this widely adopted text introduces prospective school music teachers to the profession of music education by one of the field’s respected senior practitioners. In a warm, approachable style, Hoffer presents a working repertoire of concepts and general information, gets readers thinking about music teaching, and encourages them to examine themselves in terms of their future roles as educators in the field. Introduction to Music Education, 4/E provides a comprehensive, straightforward overview of the field, including its opportunities and its challenges. The text is written for a general music education course that precedes methods courses in which prospective teachers learn techniques for teaching various aspects of music. In addition to Hoffer’s uncluttered discussions of the nature of teaching, teachers, and music, useful chapter components such as questions for discussion and projects are included.

A Comparative Study of Junior High School General Music in Taiwan and the United States with Recommendations for Improvement of Junior High School General Music Classes in Taiwan

There were more vocational schools of junior middle grades than regular middle schools , although vocational schools at the senior middle grade level were less numerous . The emphasis in the junior middle grades was on training lower ...

Author: Julie Chang


ISBN: WISC:89101060911


Page: 180

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Teaching General Music

VIGNETTE 2 Maria, a middle school general music teacher, inspired by centennial commemorations of Woody Guthrie's birth and steeped in folk traditions herself, discusses her ideas for exploring his iconoclastic contributions to American ...

Author: Carlos R. Abril

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190465261

Category: Music

Page: 384

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General music is informed by a variety of teaching approaches and methods. These pedagogical frameworks guide teachers in planning and implementing instruction. Established approaches to teaching general music must be understood, critically examined, and possibly re-imagined for their potential in school and community music education programs. Teaching General Music brings together the top scholars and practitioners in general music education to create a panoramic view of general music pedagogy and to provide critical lenses through which to view these frameworks. The collection includes an examination of the most prevalent approaches to teaching general music, including Dalcroze, Informal Learning, Interdisciplinary, Kodály, Music Learning Theory, Orff Schulwerk, Social Constructivism, and World Music Pedagogy. In addition, it provides critical analyses of general music and teaching systems, in light of the ways children around the world experience music in their lives. Rather than promoting or advocating for any single approach to teaching music, this book presents the various approaches in conversation with one another. Highlighting the perceived and documented benefits, limits, challenges, and potentials of each, Teaching General Music offers myriad lenses through which to re-read, re-think, and re-practice these approaches.

General Music

This meant that we had achieved thinking and talking about school music outside music class, certainly a high priority. I used this same technique when teaching middle school general music, and also used it in choir and in courses with ...

Author: Carlos R. Abril

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197509043

Category: Music

Page: 392

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General Music: Dimensions of Practice is a practical guide for music teachers and teaching artists who strive to teach music holistically. The book begins by framing general music as a holistic music education that is comprehensive, meaningful, and relevant to diverse learners in school and community settings. It is followed by chapters that are organized into one of four dimensions of music practice: performing, connecting, creating, and responding. Chapter authors share creative and innovative teaching ideas, for both elementary and secondary school students, that focus on a wide range of topics, including: songwriting, composing, improvising, singing, moving, playing, listening, analyzing, contextualizing, and connecting. Each chapter provides (a) a rationale for a given area of music study, establishing its importance and relevance; (b) a research or theoretical background, to inform and guide practice; and (c) a pedagogical model or framework illustrated through lesson ideas, curriculum units, or vignettes. The ideas in this book seek to inspire and guide teachers as they build comprehensive music programs that are informed by students and communities.

Constructing a Personal Orientation to Music Teaching

Again focusing on middle school general music students, her research questions asked, “What meaning do middle school general music students derive from their musical education, and do underlying dimensions existin its meaning?

Author: Mark Robin Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136950858

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Constructing a Personal Orientation to Music Teaching promotes inquiry and reflection to facilitate teacher growth, lifelong learning and a disposition toward educational change. Strongly grounded in current theories and research in teacher education, the text engages readers in analyzing their own experiences in order to conceptualize the complexity of teaching; involves them in clarifying their reasons for seeking a career in teaching; supports their insights, questions, and reflections about their work; and promotes a reflective, critical attitude about schools in general as teachers are urged to think of themselves as change agents in school settings.