Instrumental Music Education

Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony

By Evan Feldman, Ari Contzius

Contributor: Mitchell Lutch

© 2011 – Routledge

398 pages

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Paperback: 9780415992107
pub: 2010-10-01
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Hardback: 9780415879903
pub: 2010-10-01
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About the Book

Instrumental Music Education: Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony is intended for college instrumental music education majors studying to be band and orchestra directors at the elementary, middle school, or high school level. This textbook presents an extensive look at the topics most vital to running a successful instrumental music program, balancing musical, theoretical, and practical approaches. A central theme is the compelling parallel between language and music, including "sound-to-symbol" pedagogies. Understanding this connection improves the teaching of melody, rhythm, composition, and improvisation.

An enclosed CD contains over 50 tracks of acoustically pure drones and demonstration exercises for use in rehearsals, sectionals and lessons.

The companion website, available January 2011, includes over 120 pedagogy videos for wind, string, and percussion instruments, performed by professional players and teachers, over 50 rehearsal videos, rhythm flashcards, intonation software, and two additional chapters, "The Rehearsal Tookit," and "The Job Search."

Table of Contents

Unit 1. A Philosophy of Teaching: Sound-to-Symbol 1. An Introduction to Sound to Symbol 2.  Teaching Rhythm & Rhythm Reading 3.  Tonality, Melody, and Singing 4.  Teaching Improvisation and Composition 5.  The History Instrumental Music Education and Its Philosophy 6. Special topics: Two Models of Instructional Design Unit 2.  Directing Bands and Orchestras 7.  Classroom Management  8.  Curriculum, Assessment and Grading 9.   Repertoire 10. Score Study 11.  Large Ensemble Set-Up 12. Rehearsals - (in 3 Parts) 13. Intonation 14.  Directing Other Ensembles 15. Special topics: Motivation Unit 3. Administrative Issues 16.  Recruiting, Organizing, and Starting the Band & Orchestra 17.  Planning and Managing a Concert/Concert Etiquette 18. Promotion and Advocacy 19.   Communication 20.  The Music Budget 21.  Copyrights 22.  Managing Sound Levels 23. Special topics: Leadership, Mentors and Professional Development References Additional Chapters for the DVD/Website: The Job Search & Interview The Rehearsal Toolkit

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General