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Teaching Music Theory

Jennifer Snodgrass


Many innovative approaches to teaching are being used around the country, and there is an exciting energy about the scholarship of teaching and learning. But what is happening in the most effective music theory and aural skills classrooms? Based on 3 years of field study spanning 17 states, coupled with reflections from the author’s own teaching strategies, Teaching Music Theory: New Voices and Approaches highlights teaching approaches with substantial real-life examples from instructors across the country. The main premise of the text focuses on the question of “why.” Why do we assess in a pa ... More

Keywords: pedagogy, aural skills, music theory, scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom environment, assessment, issues in undergraduate education, Advanced Placement, curriculum, mentorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190879945
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190879945.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Snodgrass, author
Professor of Music Theory, Appalachian State University