Teaching Music in the Secondary Schools / Edition 5

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Written by a past president of Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) and participant in the creation of National Standards, this is the fifth edition of a book that has dominated its specialized market for the past 35 years. It offers practical coverage of all aspects of choral and instrumental music.

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Combines lively writing with realistic examples that give the feel of actual teaching, covering the music curriculum, music teaching methods, and planning and assessing music teaching. Chapters on teaching methods deal with topics including the psychology of teaching music, teaching teenage singers, rehearsals, and performance and nonperformance courses. This edition include new advice on teaching in urban schools, and new information on using technology. The author has taught at the secondary school level for 14 years and has directed the graduate music education program at Indiana University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534516550
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/3/2000
  • Series: Music Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Hoffer is Professor of Music at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He formerly taught at Indiana University, served as president of the Music Educators National Conference, and is an established author of books and articles about music.

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Nature and Rewards of Music Teaching. 2. The School Music Teacher. Part 1. Why Teach Music? 3. The Importance of Music in the Schools. Part 2. What: The Subject Matter Of Music. 4. The Secondary School Music Curriculum. 5. Planning for Music Instruction. Part 3 How: The Methods Of Music Teaching. 6. Guidelines for Teaching Music in the Schools. 7. Teaching Instrumental Music. 8. Teaching Teenage Singers. 9. Rehearsing Performance Ensembles: Preparation and Procedures. 10. Rehearsing Performing Ensembles: Intonation and Expression. 11. Teaching for More than Performances. 12. Teaching Middle School General Music. 13. Teaching High School Non-Performance Courses. 14. School Music Performances. Part 4. To Whom: The Students. 15. Teenagers and Music. 16. Managing Music Classes and Rehearsals. Part 5. With What Result? 17. Assessing Learning in Music. 18. The Music Education Profession: Past, Present, and Future. Appendices. Photo Credits. Index.

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