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Ever since the film Amadeus created an unprecedented interest among college students in the music of Mozart, music teachers have been aware that popular films can entice university students into learning about new topics. I myself was part of that Mozart boom. After seeing the play Amadeus and then witnessing…
Marie McCarthy has provided us with a clear overview of the origins and fifty-year mission of the International Society for Music Education (ISME). It is apparent that there is a marked similarity of its goals, vision, and mission with those of CMS. It is not surprising that both societies have…
CMS was one of seven professional societies (others represented the disciplines of Chemistry, Communications, History, Mathematics, Psychology, and Sociology) invited to participate in a recent Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Colloquium in Washington, D.C. The theme of the Colloquium was Collaborating for Change. When Executive…
Teaching music theory and musicianship skills in a manner relevant to todays students is a fascinating challenge, especially in the broad liberal arts environment of my university. At Emory, the majority of undergraduate music majors are dual majors, more likely to be bound for medical school than for graduate school…
Within the cozy confines of Music Academe, it’s possible to make a living without ever sullying oneself with anything as loathsome as sales. The music department opens its doors and sets its curriculum, and majors and nonmajors appear to partake of the credits. Recitals are held, an audience of 20…
Like many applied professors in the halls of musical Academe, I aspired in my student days to a career as a performer. When offered an actual paying job teaching in a university, I took it most willingly. The alternative was hoping for the Big Break, while hanging around New York…
Courses in rock music are no longer a novelty in the American university. Indeed, surveys of the History of RocknRoll or Introduction to Popular Music are now staples in the catalog on many campuses. Music departments welcome these students who are mainly from outside the ranks of music majors and…
The study of popular music has recently garnered much attention in music theory circles. Evidence of this new trend can be seen through the establishment of a popular music email list sponsored by the Society for Music Theory, as well as the inclusion of specific sessions devoted to popular music…
Partnerships between P-12 schools and arts organizations are now well established within arts education. Affirming this thirty-year evolution, The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (2002) contains several chapters on the connections between music education and arts education. These chapters consider issues such as the roles of…
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the International Society for Music Education, and as the Society?s President, I am delighted to bring you greetings from its members all over the world. Throughout the 2002-2004 Biennium, ISME members have banded together to celebrate in a host of ways the many…
In a previous article, I wrote that CMS had several initiatives under way that could have a major impact on music in higher education. Perhaps the simplest of these ideas involves focus. In the age of information overload, let’s concentrate our efforts in at least some of the discussion; let’s…