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World Music Pedagogy, Volume IV: Instrumental Music Education

1st Edition

By Mark Montemayor, William J. Coppola, Christopher Mena


204 pages | 26 B/W Illus.

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World Music Pedagogy, Volume IV: Instrumental Music Education provides the perspectives and resources to help music educators craft world-inclusive instrumental music programs in their teaching practices. Given that school instrumental music programs—concert bands, symphony orchestras, and related ensembles—have borne musical traditions that broadly reflect Western art music and military bands, instructors are often educated within the European conservatory framework. Yet a culturally diverse and inclusive music pedagogy can enrich, expand, and transform these instrumental music programs to great effect.

Drawing from years of experience as practicing music educators and band and orchestra leaders, the authors present a vision characterized by both real-world applicability and a great depth of perspective. Lesson plans, rehearsal strategies, and vignettes from practicing teachers constitute valuable resources. With carefully tuned ears to intellectual currents throughout the broader music education community, World Music Pedagogy, Volume IV provides readers with practical approaches and strategies for creating world-inclusive instrumental music programs.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Teaching and Learning in Context

Chapter 2: Attentive Listening for Cultural Awakenings

Chapter 3: Participatory Musicking

Chapter 4: Performing World Music

Chapter 5: Creating World Music

Chapter 6: Integrating World Music

Chapter 7: Surmountable Challenges and Worthy Outcomes

Appendix 1: Learning Pathways

Appendix 2: References and Resources

About the Authors

Mark Montemayor is Professor of Music and Head of Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado.

William J. Coppola is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of North Texas and a Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy certified music educator.

Christopher Mena is a Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy certified music educator.

About the Series

Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series

The Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series encompasses principal cross-disciplinary issues in music, education, and culture in seven volumes, detailing theoretical and practical aspects of World Music Pedagogy in ways that contribute to the diversification of repertoire and instructional approaches. With the growth of cultural diversity in schools and communities and the rise of an enveloping global network, there is both confusion and a clamoring by teachers for music that speaks to the multiple heritages of their students, as well as to the spectrum of expressive practices in the world that constitute the human need to sing, play, dance, and engage in the rhythms and inflections of poetry, drama, and ritual.

  • Volume I: Early Childhood Education (Sarah H. Watts)
  • Volume II: Elementary Music Education (J. Christopher Roberts and Amy C. Beegle)
  • Volume III: Secondary School Innovations (Karen Howard and Jamey Kelley)
  • Volume IV: Instrumental Music Education (Mark Montemayor, William J. Coppola, and Christopher Mena)
  • Volume V: Choral Music Education (Sarah J. Bartolome)
  • Volume VI: School-Community Intersections (Patricia Shehan Campbell and Chee-Hoo Lum)
  • Volume VII: World Music in Higher Education (William J. Coppola and David G. Hebert)

Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Series Editor

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General


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