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Teaching Band and Orchestra : Methods and Materials

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9781579992750

ISBN10:
1579992757
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Pub. Date:
4/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Gia Publications
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Summary

This book covers every critical area in the professional life of band and orchestra teachers working at the primary and secondary levels. Topics explored include recruiting and retention, creating lesson plans, assessment, curriculum development, selecting literature, running effective rehearsals, and organising concerts. Also addressed are the administrative realities of being a music teacher, from the job search to fundraising. A plethora of forms, sample letters, charts, and lists of suggested literature round out this resource-packed text.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Acknowledgements xi
PART I: THE BEGINNING PROGRAM
Chapter One: Laying the Foundation
3(16)
Roles and Goals
3(8)
Five Principles
11(2)
Instructional Groupings
13(2)
Instrumentation
15(4)
Chapter Two: Recruiting and Retaining Beginning Students
19(22)
Recruitment Strategies
19(14)
Communication
20(4)
Data Gathering
24(1)
Activities and Resources
25(8)
Aptitude Testing
33(2)
Student Retention
35(6)
Chapter Three: Planning for Success
41(22)
Materials
41(2)
The First Lessons
43(4)
Lesson Plans
47(8)
Student Assessment
55(2)
Teacher Self-Evaluation
57(6)
PART II: THE SECONDARY PROGRAM
Chapter Four: Building a Curriculum
63(24)
Program Balance
63(3)
The Instrumental Program
63(2)
The Total Secondary Music Program
65(1)
What to Teach
66(10)
Non-Performance Courses
66(1)
Concert Ensembles
66(2)
Other Ensembles
68(19)
Marching Band
69(1)
Jazz Ensemble
70(3)
Pep Band
73(1)
Chamber Ensembles
74(1)
String Ensembles
75(1)
Community Bands and Orchestras
75(1)
Course Descriptions
76(2)
Sequential Instruction
78(1)
Scheduling Issues
79(8)
Chapter Five: Selecting Literature and Organizing the Music Library
87(30)
"Good" Music
87(5)
A Good Match
88(1)
The Search
88(2)
The Selection
90(2)
A Core Repertoire
92(7)
The Band and Orchestra Library
99(14)
Music Purchases
99(4)
Music Library Organization
103(7)
Large Ensemble Music
103(4)
Solo and Ensemble Music
107(3)
Music Library Facilitation
110(3)
Summary
113(4)
Chapter Six: Running Effective Rehearsals
117(18)
Quality Rehearsals
117(1)
A Success Plan
118(10)
The Daily Plan-Rehearsal Content
119(1)
Warm-up Strategies
119(3)
Ensemble Intonation
122(1)
Technique Building in the Ensemble
123(1)
Problem-Solving Time
124(2)
Ensemble Sight-Reading
126(1)
Rehearsal Closure
127(1)
Rehearsal Environment
128(1)
Teaching Ensemble Sight-Reading
129(6)
Importance
129(1)
Skill Development
129(1)
Suggestions
130(2)
Final Thoughts
132(3)
Chapter Seven: Programming and Performing
135(22)
The Performance Schedule
135(2)
Concert Logistics and Concerns
137(4)
Reminders for Conductors
140(1)
Audience Development
141(2)
Programs and Ushers
143(11)
Summary
154(3)
Chapter Eight: Considering Some Core Issues
157(42)
Motivation and Discipline
157(6)
The Problem
157(3)
Some Solutions
160(1)
Some Specific Suggestions to Enhance the Learning Environment
161(2)
Major Events
163(29)
Festivals and Contests
163(3)
Festival Hosting
166(10)
Suggestions for Festival Performances
176(1)
Ensemble Tours
177(15)
Competition for Music Groups
192(7)
Chapter Nine: Organizing and Administering the Program
199(48)
Program Organization
199(19)
Band and Orchestra Handbooks
200(6)
Forms and Files
206(9)
Music Student Files
215(1)
Student Awards Program
215(3)
Facilities and Equipment
218(6)
School-owned Instruments, Equipment, and Uniforms
224(9)
Instruments and Equipment
224(8)
Uniforms
232(1)
Student Helpers
233(3)
Student Staff
233(2)
Student Leaders
235(1)
Parent Helpers
236(11)
Booster Clubs
236(11)
Chapter Ten: Organizing and Administering Your Teaching
247(26)
Rehearsal Organization
247(20)
Seating Plans
247(5)
Auditions and Challenges
252(5)
Assessment and Grades
257(10)
Private Lessons
267(1)
Technology in the Music Program
268(1)
Teaching Away from Your Expertise
269(4)
Chapter Eleven: Handling Business Issues
273(28)
A Public Relations Program
273(15)
Long-Term Public Relations
276(2)
Event Promotion
278(10)
Business Skills and the Ensemble Director
288(8)
Budget Practices and Procedures
288(5)
Fundraising
293(3)
The School Music Dealer
296(5)
PART III: THE BIG PICTURE
Chapter Twelve: Knowing the Profession Today
301(16)
Education Reform
301(3)
Program Goals
304(3)
National Standards for Arts Education
307(5)
Music Education Research
312(5)
Chapter Thirteen: Exploring Personal Issues for the Music Educator
317(26)
The Job Search
317(16)
The Paperwork
318(6)
The Interview
324
Where Are the Jobs?
317(16)
Ethics
333(3)
Relational Skills
336(1)
Professional Development
337(2)
A Complete Education
339(1)
Habits of Effective Teachers
340(3)
Chapter Fourteen: Contemplating Then, Now, and Why in Music Education 343(36)
Historic and Current Influences
343(15)
Introduction
343(1)
Music in the New World
344(1)
The Influence of the Church in Colonial America
345(1)
Singing Schools
346(1)
The Work of Lowell Mason and Others
347(4)
The Growth of Music in the Schools
351(2)
Struggles for the Arts
353(1)
New Directions
354(2)
Back to Basics
356(1)
Instrumental Music Education Today
357(1)
A Personal Philosophy of Music Education
358(23)
Philosophical Positions
359(1)
Contributions to Music Education Philosophical Thought
360(4)
Sample Philosophies
364(3)
Writing Your Music Education Philosophy
367(1)
Some Quotes for Reflection
368(11)
Final Comments 379(2)
APPENDICES
A: Suggested Band Literature (grades 1-6)
381(13)
B: Suggested Orchestra Literature (grades 1-6)
394(6)
C: Recommended Reading for Music Educators
400(2)
D: Internet Sites for Instrumental
Music Educators 402(3)
INDEX 405


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