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Experiencing Debussy

by Teresa Davidian

Claude Debussy holds a place as a one of the most recognizable and influential composers in the classical music. Debussy forged a new and influential sound for the twentieth century with his remarkable harmonies,...

This Too is Music

by Rena Upitis

This Too is Music guides and motivates teachers to foster playful and motivating classroom conditions that enable elementary students to thrive as musicians in every way-as singers, improvisers, critical listeners,...

The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries

by Christian Thorau & Hansjakob Ziemer

An idealized image of European concert-goers has long prevailed in historical overviews of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This act of listening was considered to be an invisible and amorphous phenomenon,...

Schoenberg's Correspondence with American Composers

by Sabine Feisst

Schoenberg's Correspondence with American Composers is the first edition of all known and available letters between Arnold Schoenberg and over seventy American composers written between 1915 and 1951, in English...

Identities and Audiences in the Musical

by Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris & Stacy Wolf

Issues of identity have always been central to the American musical in all its guises. Who appears in musicals, who or what they are meant to represent, and how, over time, those representations have been understood...

Applying Model Cornerstone Assessments in K–12 Music

by Frederick Burrack & Kelly A. Parkes

Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCAs), that were developed for the National Core Arts Standards in Music, are curriculum-embedded measures designed for music students to apply relevant knowledge and skills while...

Organized Time

by Jason Yust

Organized Time is the first attempt to unite theories of harmony, rhythm and meter, and form under a common idea of structured time. Building off of recent advances in music theory in essential subfields-rhythmic...

Experiencing Alice Cooper

by Ian Chapman

Experiencing Alice Cooper: A Listener’s Companion takes a long overdue look at the music and stage act of rock music’s self-styled arch-villain. A provocateur from the very start of his career in the mid-1960s,...

Compassionate Music Teaching

by Karin S. Hendricks

Compassionate Music Teaching provides a framework for music teaching in the 21st century by outlining qualities, skills, and approaches to meet the needs of a unique and increasingly diverse generation of students....

Hearing Haneke

by Elsie Walker

Michael Haneke's films subject us to extreme experiences of disturbance, desperation, grief, and violence. They are unsoftened by music, punctuated by accosting noises, shaped by painful silences, and charged...

What Will I Be

by Philip M. Gentry

In the wake of World War II, the cultural life of the United States underwent a massive transformation. At the heart of these changes during the early Cold War were the rise of the concept of identity and a...


by Heather Maclean

This book is about teaching the joy and understanding of classical music to young children. It is about enhancing intelligence and building self-confidence through music. It is about leading the child into a...

Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs

by Alice Hammel & Ryan Hourigan

The Second Edition of Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs offers updated accounts of music educators' experiences, featured as vignettes throughout the book. An accompanying Practical Resource includes...

Classroom Keyboard

by Patricia Melcher Bissell & Brereton Wadsworth Bissell

This book is concise, practical, and has modular content that can be taught in several flexible formats. The introduction of one hundred musical elements is supported by three hundred activities.Ten core melodies...

Playable Bodies

by Kiri Miller

What happens when machines teach humans to dance? Dance video games transform players' experiences of popular music, invite experimentation with gendered and racialized movement styles, and present new possibilities...

Policy and the Political Life of Music Education

by Patrick Schmidt & Richard Colwell

Policy and the Political Life of Music Education is the first book of its kind in the field of Music Education. It offers a far-reaching and innovative outlook, bringing together expert voices who provide a...

Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion

by Kat Sherrell

Sherrell explores American musical theater, beginning with the early-twentieth-century shift from European-influenced operettas and bawdy variety shows to sophisticated works and thus provides listeners with...

IB Music Revision Guide 2nd Edition

by Roger Paul

The ‘IB Music Revision Guide 2nd Edition’ includes analyses of all the prescribed works of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme music course through 2019. It also includes a comprehensive overview...

Valuing Music in Education

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