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Growing Musicians: Teaching Music in Middle School and Beyond

Bridget Sweet


This book focuses on working with adolescents within the context of a music classroom, regardless of content area (orchestra, band, choir, or general music). It provides a look at the importance of music courses in the lives of adolescents as they navigate the path from childhood to adulthood. As every music student is completely unique, there is no one-size-fits-all prescriptive way of working with this age group. Rather, music educators must approach adolescents with high musical standards and aspirations to learn and achieve within music; a willingness to honor the individuality of each ado ... More

Keywords: empowering adolescents, safe place, reflective teaching practice, classroom environment, empathy, humor, band, choir, orchestra, general music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199372065
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372065.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bridget Sweet, author
Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana