Volume 53

Multicultural music education in the U.S. took a significant step forward when the Tanglewood Symposium of 1967, “Music in American Society,” recommended that the expansion of the repertoire taught in schools include the “music of all periods, styles, forms, and cultures” and “music of our time in its rich variety,”…
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Phil 2:3-4 RSV) As Greek mythology records, the ancient hunter from Thespiae in Boetia named Narcissus (Νάρκισσος) was…
Recently, I met an enthusiastic young lady who signed up for my summer piano course. She was quick to share her desire to study music, her love of singing, and some of the music notes written in ink on her body. She left for a meeting with her advisor regarding…
All of us who belong to CMS are intimately familiar with curriculum development.  This engagement varies on differing levels; many who teach in studios and lead ensembles may see the repertoire as the curriculum, some of us inherit curriculum and are in essence told not to veer from “what’s on…