Skills in research and scholarship introduce students to the language and protocols by which to succeed in today’s competitive market of grant writing, arts advocacy, and public outreach as a contributing member of the community of music educators.
Following the legacy begun by Rainbow and Froehlich in Research in Music Education, published in 1987, the objectives of this book are:
To expand what is meant by music education and research,
To help students find their niche in those definitions, and
To teach tangible skills that are useful for music educators with diverse instructional goals and career aspirations.
This book presents 100 arrangements of favorite Christmas carols and advent hymns for violin solo with guitar accompaniment. Suggested chordal accompaniment is included for each solo so that any chordal instrument can accompany the violin. The author has also indicated whether the guitarist should use fingerstyle or strum accompaniment.
The music in this book spans centuries and represents a wonderful assortment of solos which may be used as preludes or offertories throughout the various seasons in the church year.
Learner-centered teaching provides an approach to music education that encourages social, interactive, culturally responsive, creative, peer-based, open-formed, facilitated and democratic learning. Chapter 1 defines the what, why, and perceived benefits of learner-centered approaches in music teaching and learning contexts Chapters 2-10 will include example lesson plans, rubrics, etc. as models for teachers. The contributors to this book suggest that learner-centered approaches, when embedded into the culture and curricular framework of a music classroom, offer exciting approaches for teaching music in ways that are culturally and educationally appropriate in contemporary education.