The definitive textbook for college methods classes Teaching Band and Orchestra: Methods and Materials is destined to become a classic in the field of instrumental music education—the perfect text for college instrumental students and an invaluable reference for practicing teachers. This book covers every critical area in the professional life of band and orchestra teachers at the beginning and secondary levels. Author Lynn G. Cooper shares the experience and knowledge he has gained from almost 40 years of teaching instrumental music. Topics include recruiting and retention, creating lesson plans, assessment, curriculum development, selecting literature, running effective rehearsals, organizing concerts, and much more. Teaching Band and Orchestra: Methods and Materials also goes into detail about the administrative realities of being a music teacher, from the job search to fund-raising to motivating your students. A plethora of forms, sample letters, charts, and lists of suggested literature round out this enlightening text. Teaching Band and Orchestra: Methods and Materials provides instrumental music teachers with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom or at the podium.