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Composing our Future: Preparing Music Educators to Teach Composition

Michele Kaschub and Janice Smith


This book addresses the needs of teacher-educators seeking to include composition pedagogy in music education curricula. Though several decades of scholarship have examined the processes and products of young composers and offered insight to their work, many teachers still report a significant degree of trepidation when asked to lead students in composition activities. This book provides guidance for developing pre-service and in-service teachers ability to confidently and effectively facilitate composition study in PreK-12 settings. Issues that frame the volume include why composition should ... More

Keywords: composition pedagogy, creativity, culture, music education, music teacher education, professional development, compositional practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199832286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Kaschub, editor
University of Southern Maine

Janice Smith, editor
Queens College, City University of New York

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Front Matter

Section } I Introduction

1 } Embracing Composition in Music Teacher Education

Michele Kaschub and Janice P. Smith

6 } Scaffolding Student Composers

Jackie Wiggins with Michael Medvinsky

Section } VII Moving Forward

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