Meeting the National Standards with Handbells and Handchimes

Meeting the National Standards with Handbells and Handchimes

by Michael B. McBride, Marva Baldwin




The National Standards for Music Education were formulated to ensure that every student will have the opportunity to participate actively in music programs. Comprehensive music education programs recognize an obligation to provide children with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and enjoy music. This book targets music educators who are already familiar with basic ringing techniques, and who will benefit from detailed information on the benchmarks students should achieve in order to meet the National Standards. The book contains numerous musical examples. "This is an important component of meeting the National Standards through the use of handbells and handchimes." —Stephen Gonzales, Supervisor of Music, Denver Public Schools "At last, a book that shows music teachers how to include handbells and handchimes as an integral part of the music education curriculum." —Pamela Ford, Ph.D., School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810837409
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Michael B. McBride (M.A., music performance, University of Colorado, Boulder; Ph.D., University of Denver) has been a music educator for over twenty-five years. Currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. McBride is a frequent conductor, clinician and recitalist, throughout the nation. A frequent contributor to music education publications, Dr. McBride has published four handbell compositions. Marva Baldwin (M.A., University of Colorado, Denver) is a music education specialist presently teaching general music at Marshdale Elementary School in Evergreen, CO, where she was recognized as "Teacher of the Year." Ms. Baldwin has twenty-five years of experience in music education, and is a member of the National Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and numerous education associations. She is chairman of the Mountain Community Handbell Coalition and recently served on the Jefferson County School District's Writing Team for Music Content Standards.

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