Illinois: ‘Music for Everyone, Everyone for Music’

December 8, 2009

While Illinois ranks only 25th in terms of landmass, it has the fifth highest population of any state in the U.S., and boasts the major metropolis of Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, as well as many rural, agricultural areas. As if the national economic woes and a diverse population base weren’t enough to contend […]

Gregg Breinberg and the PS22 Chorus: Anything is Possible

Photos by Claudio Papapietro One of the amazing aspects of music education is the range of effective ways with which music, and the important life lessons that its study holds, can be imparted upon young people. Perhaps no one embodies this diversity of methodology and repertoire so unexpectedly and with such astounding success as Gregg […]

Music Theory Ear Training Software

“Accountability” is the buzzword for survival in music education today. With the help of state-of-the-art music technology, we can now validate our instruction and show growth via assessments or performances as never before. Some excellent music theory and ear training software applications have arrived with attractive new features that can facilitate growth and learning and […]

Setting Goals Getting Organized

Anyone who has ever organized a choral festival knows that it is not a one-person venture. Location, staging, and audio equipment are just a few items on a very long list of things that need to be considered. Of course, one of the big questions is, what do you want the attending student groups to […]

Profile of an Arts-Supporting Community: Richmond, Kentucky

One cannot escape the barrage of news headlines reporting that nearly everywhere, states, communities and public school systems are feeling the wrath from the harshest economic storm to hit the nation since the Great Depression. Faced with shrinking revenues and higher operational costs, many public school systems have resorted to reducing or eliminating their band, […]

Tried-And-True: Music for Elementary and Junior High Choir

This issue features several reviews by guest contributor Diane Hill. – Drew Collins, forum editor ElementaryWorld Peace Canonarr. Donald MooreTwo-Part (opt. SSA)Alfred Publishing Co. World Peace Canon is an arrangement of the traditional German canon, Dona Nobis Pacem. The two-part canon is treated as a partner song. The middle section uses as its theme a […]

Langley Project Revisited

In 1976, Hans Fenger, a first-year educator in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, was tasked with teaching music to some 60 or so elementary school students between the ages of eight and 12. While Fenger loved music, he hadn’t taught it before, so he chose to focus on the repertoire he was most familiar with, pop […]

2009, September

New Choral Titles from Carl Fischer MusicCarl Fischer Music presents a wider variety of choral music for school, featuring some of the best known composers in choral literature, in addition to new writers. These new releases include folk songs from different countries, spirituals, new editions and arrangements of masterworks, and much more. Carl Fischer’s main […]

2009, November

The NAMM Foundation Invites Music Educators to Music Education DaysThe NAMM Foundation is inviting school music educators to attend the third annual Music Education Days event at the 2010 NAMM Show, held annually in Anaheim, Calif. in January. Although the NAMM show is closed to the public, the NAMM Foundation invites music educators on January […]