The Music History Classroom

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Professor James A Davis
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Oct 28, 2012 - Education - 222 pages
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The Music History Classroom brings together essays written by recognized and experienced teachers to assist in the design, implementation, and revision of college-level music history courses. This includes the traditional music history survey for music majors, but the materials presented here are applicable to other music history courses for music majors and general education students alike, including period classes, composer or repertory courses, and special topics classes and seminars.

The authors bring current thought on the scholarship of teaching and learning together with practical experience into the unique environment of the music history classroom. While many of the issues confronting teachers in other disciplines are pertinent to music history classes, this collection addresses the unique nature of musical materials and the challenges involved in negotiating between historical information, complex technical musical issues, and the aesthetics of performing and listening.

This single volume provides a systematic outline of practical teaching advice on all facets of music history pedagogy, including course design, classroom technology, listening and writing assignments, and more. The Music History Classroom presents the 'nuts-and-bolts' of teaching music history suitable for graduate students, junior faculty, and seasoned teachers alike.


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9Music as
List of Figuresand Tables
2Classroom Activities
Listening in the Classroom Melanie Lowe
Assignments and Homework
Technology In and Out of the Classroom
JoséAntonio Bowen 7 Evaluation and Assessment
8The Research Paper
Marjorie Roth 10On

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James A. Davis is Professor of Musicology and Chair of the Music History Area at the School of Music, State University of New York at Fredonia. His primary research focuses on the music and musicians of the American Civil War. He has also worked in the areas of music history pedagogy, American popular music of the 19th and 20th centuries, and the history of bands.

William A. Everett, Mary Natvig, Edward Nowacki, Melanie Lowe, Eleonora M. Beck, José Antonio Bowen, Elizabeth A. Wells, Scott Warfield, Marjorie Roth, Michael Markham, Jessie Fillerup.

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