Teaching Music through Performance in Orchestra - Volume 1

by David Littrell, Laura Reed Racin

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Written, researched and compiled by scholars with a wealth of teaching experience, Teaching Music through Performance in Orchestra is a one-of-a-kind, indispensable resource that allows educators to lead students beyond the notes on the printed page toward total musical awareness and understanding!

Part I of this valuable guide offers “words of wisdom” from six successful orchestra teachers with over 150 years of experience among them. Each gives practical advice on subjects ranging from producing well-rounded musicians, rehearsal suggestions, and preparing for festivals to selecting high-quality music and the impact of national standards on teaching.

Part II contains a nuts-and-bolts analysis of 100 of the most significant works for strings and full orchestra, grades one through six. Researched and compiled by scholarly musicians and teachers across the country, this section gives important information on each musical selection, including composer and composition information, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, musical elements (form and structure), suggestions for additional listening and a guide to selected references.

As a reference guide or a college-level text, Teaching Music though Performance in Orchestra is an ideal tool for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of their music repertoire.

Michael Allen is a professor of String Music Education and String Pedagogy at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Louis Bergonzi is a professor of String Music Education and String Pedagogy at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He is a past-president of the American String Teachers Association with National School Teachers Association.

Jacquelyn Dillon is a professor of String Music Education and String Pedagogy at Wichita State University in Kansas. She is a past-president of the American String Teachers Association with National School Teachers Association.

Robert Gillespie is a professor of String Music Education and String Pedagogy at Ohio State University in Columbus.

James Kjelland is a professor of String Music Education and String Pedagogy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Dorothy Straub is Director of Music for Fairfield, Connecticut Schools and a past president of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC).

Laura Reed Racin is editor of the American String Teacher journal and founder and director of the north Central West Virginia Community Orchestra.

David Littrell is a University Distinguished Professor of Music at Kansas State University, where he teaches cello, double bass, baroque cello, and conducts the orchestra. He will be president of the American String Teachers Association with National School Teachers Association in 2002-2004.

Text Source: Compiled & Edited by David Littrell and Laura Reed Racin

Number of Pages: 526

Language: English

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