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Scheduling and Teaching Music

Richard B. Miles and Larry R. Blocher

Scheduling and Teaching Music takes this issue one step further, containing a wealth of information about what music teachers have learned and continue to learn about teaching music using a variety of schedules. Real teachers faced with scheduling changes offer suggestions on how to deal with changes, improve rehearsal variety, vary teaching strategies, and use rehearsal time more efficiently, all to help students get to the good stuff that music has to offer.

Inside Scheduling and Teaching Music

Foreword by Edward S. Lisk

Chapter 1 -
Let's See You Do It!
Scenario; Getting to the Good Stuff; Making Decisions; Philosophy Re-visited; One Size Does Not Fit All; Why We Wrote This Book

Chapter 2 - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Alternate Use of School Time; Scheduling Reform Goals; Implications for School Music Programs; Initial Reports; Ten Important Ideas; Teaching Time; Suggestions; Ideas to Consider; Where We Are

Chapter 3 - Remember the Bird Seed
Scenario; Music Teachers and Music Students; Planning for Success; Quality Music; Teaching Music; Getting Started; Building Resources; Lesson Planning; CMP Teaching Plan Form; CMP Teaching Plan Strategies/Assessment Form; Literature Analysis Form; Repertoire Evaluation Form; Daily Lesson Plan Performing Arts Class Form; Rehearsal Planning Form; Making Transfers; Just Teach Music

Chapter 4 - Descriptions of School Music Programs that Include
Teaching and Scheduling Strategies (44 PROGRAMS!)

Chapter 5 - Creating Variety in the Daily Rehearsal
28 Creative Ideas for Varying the Daily Rehearsal

Chapter 6 - Teaching and Enriching Strategies
14 Creative Ideas to Enhance Learning in Your Classroom

Chapter 7 - Assessment of Music Performance
Ideas for Involving Students in Performance Assessment

Chapter 8 - "Using Time Wisely"
Time-Saving Strategies

Chapter 9 - Creating Variety in Performance
38 Ideas for Creative Concert Programming

Closure Looking Forward

Selected General Scheduling References
Selected Music Scheduling References
Selected Teaching Music References

Edition # Title
G-5357 Scheduling and Teaching

About the Authors

Dr. Larry R. Blocher is Associate Professor of Music Education, Associate Director of Bands, and Director of Music Education at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. At Wichita State, Dr. Blocher conducts the concert band, teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses, and coordinates the music education program. Dr. Blocher is President-Elect of the Kansas Bandmasters Association, a member-at-large representative for the National Band Association, and a member of the Editorial Committee for the Music Educators Journal (MEJ). Dr. Blocher is active as a guest clinician/conductor/adjudicator and has presented clinic/research sessions at international, national, regional, and state conferences in the area of instrumental music teacher preparation.

Dr. Richard B. Miles is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Morehead State University in Kentucky, and holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University. In addition to the supervision and administration of the MSU Bands, Dr. Miles teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting. Since his arrival at MSU in 1985, the MSU Symphony Band, under his direction, has been selected to perform for conventions of the Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association. Dr. Miles is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. Internationally, he has conducted concerts and clinics throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the People's Republic of China.