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MENC, the National Association for Music Education (U.S.)

Works: 129 works in 321 publications in 2 languages and 27,510 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: isb, Responsible party, Publisher
Classifications: ML1, 780.71
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Most widely held works about MENC, the National Association for Music Education (U.S.)
Most widely held works by MENC, the National Association for Music Education (U.S.)
Music educators journal( )

in English and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published five times a year, Music Educators Journal (MEJ) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides scholarly and practical articles on teaching approaches, philosophies and techniques; current trends and issues in music education; and products and services that may interest music educators. The oldest academic journal in the field of music education, MEJ keeps teachers up-to-date on the latest ideas of music education scholars and practitioners. Articles about all phases of music education in schools and communities, professional philosophy and practical techniques and current teaching and learning aimed at all persons engaged in music teaching or other music educational work."
Teaching music( )

in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General music today( )

in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of music teacher education( )

in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Update( )

in English and German and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American music education by Michael L Mark( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of American Music Education covers the history of American music education, from its roots in Biblical times through recent historical events and trends. It describes the educational, philosophical, educational, and sociological aspects of the subject, always putting it in the context of the history of the United States. It offers the most complete information on professional organizations, materials, techniques, and personalities of any publication
Building strong music programs : a handbook for preservice and novice music teachers by Charlene Ryan( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While program building is an essential, time-consuming part of every music teacher's job, students are rarely prepared for it. Ryan covers issues important to student teachers, new teachers, teachers changing schools, and teachers looking to rejuvenate their existing programs, including student trips, music software, district ensembles, advocacy, and entry-level instrumental courses
Teaching music in the urban classroom( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The change needed in urban music education not only relates to the idea that music should be at the center of the curriculum; rather, it is that culturally relevant music should be a creative force at the center of reform in urban education. Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom is the start of a national-level conversation aimed at making that goal a reality. Its diverse authors range from classroom music teachers to inner city arts administrators to well-known academics and policy-makers from across the United States and Canada. - Publisher
Reaching and teaching all instrumental music students by Kevin Mixon( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaching and Teaching All Instrumental Music Students provides both new and experienced music educators with much-needed advice drawn from credible research and established approaches, but also includes practical application for the incredible variety of music classrooms that teachers face today
Learning from young children : research in early childhood music by Suzanne L Burton( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early childhood, the most important period of learning and human development, young children often achieve developmental milestones in a short time. Learning from Young Children : Research in Early Childhood Music presents research on the importance of fostering musical growth during this period. These studies discuss: applying brain research to young children's musical growth; music in the home and child-care contexts; musical characteristics of the young child; language acquisition as a lens on music learning; music as a foundation for communication; parental conceptions of the role of music in early childhood; music as a pathway for building community; using music to elicit vocalizations in children with special needs. With research designs ranging from statistical, mixed methods, survey, content analysis, and case study, to philosophical inquiry, this book will help practitioners base their practice in research and offers a wide range of information for scholars and researchers studying early childhood music learning and development [Publisher description]
MENC handbook of research on music learning( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning, Volumes 1 and 2 brings together the best and most current research on methods for music learning, focusing squarely on the profession's empirical and conceptual knowledge of how students gain competence in music at various ages and in different contexts. The collection of chapters, written by the foremost figures active in the field, takes a broad theoretical perspective on current, critical areas of research, including music development, music listening and reading, motivation and self-regulated learning in music, music perception, and movement. The book's companion volume, Applications, builds an extensive and solid position of practice upon the frameworks and research presented here. Throughout both volumes in this essential set, focus is placed on the musical knowledge and musical skills needed to perform, create, understand, reflect on, enjoy, value, and respond to music. A key point of emphasis rests on the relationship between music learning and finding meaning in music, and as music technology plays an increasingly important role in learning today, chapters move beyond exclusively formal classroom instruction into other forms of systematic learning and informal instruction [Publisher description]
Music education at a crossroads : realizing the goal of music for all by the National Association for Music Education (U.S.) MENC( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consider the status of music education as you read Music Education at a Crossroads, a collection of addresses from the Centennial Congress of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Noted leaders in music education--including Paul Lehman, Bennett Reimer, Samuel Hope, and Michael Mark--joined Brenda Welburn and Anne Bryant in addressing the challenges and opportunities faced by music educators today. The Centennial Congress renewed a shared professional commitment to a comprehensive music education for all students and discussed the impediments to the vision of the Centennial Declaration: 'It is the right of every child to receive a balanced, comprehensive, sequential music education taught by qualified music teachers
Alternative approaches in music education : case studies from the field by Ann Callistro Clements( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the creative ways music educators across the country are emerging practices in music teaching and learning. Outlined in twenty-five unique case studies, each program offers a new perspective on music teaching and learning, often falling outside the standard music education curriculum. Find innovative ideas and models of successful practices to incorporate into your teaching, whether in school, university, or community settings
Getting started with middle school chorus by Patrick K Freer( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition gives you new information on working with young adolescent changing voices, designing optimal rehearsals for middle schoolers, managing growing choral programs, and helping youngsters gain musical skills they can carry with them for a lifetime. This practical outline will help build your confidence as you take on the new responsibilities associated with teaching middle school chorus
Minds on music : composition for creative and critical thinking by Michele Kaschub( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers both a rationale for the presence of composition in the music education program and a thorough review of what we know of children's compositional practices to date. --From publisher's description
Music and the young mind : enhancing brain development and engaging learning by Maureen Harris( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Written for the early childhood educator-experienced or trainee, musician or nonmusician this book describes a music-enriched environment for teaching the whole child. With easy-to-follow lesson plans, sing-along CDs (sung in a suitable pitch for the young child), and supporting literature, educators can gain musical confidence as they explore research on child development, learn how to create a music-enriched environment and build musical confidence, see a curriculum time-frame, and follow lesson plans with ideas for further musical creativity and exploration
Seeking the significance of music education : essays and reflections by Bennett Reimer( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noted music educator Bennett Reimer has selected 24 of his previously published articles from a variety of professional journals spanning the past 50 years. During that time, he's tackled generating core values for the field of music education; the core in larger societal and educational contexts; what to teach and how to teach it effectively; how we need to educate our teachers; the role of research in our profession; and how to improve our future status."--Provided by publisher
Middle school general music : the best part of your day by Elizabeth Ann McAnally( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Create a viable, participatory program that will motivate your students and have them singing with enthusiasm with Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day. A welcome guidebook for music teachers trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of middle school general music, it offers strategies and lessons that have been tested and refined in the music classroom." "Following the nine National Standards for Music Education, each chapter is full of tips and lessons to help middle schoolers meet high standards in their understanding of music. From a music critics unit to composition projects and rhythm games, you'll find plenty of tips for working with young adolescents. A chapter full of suggested resources steers you to materials appropriate for middle-level students. Bolster your program with the discussion on why general music is so vital in middle school. If your music classes feel like the perfect storm, let Elizabeth McAnally make them the best part of your day."--Jacket
Play it from the heart : what you learn from music about success in life by J. Steven Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former students often thank their music teachers for what they were taught about music and about life. Play it from the Heart uses stories and concepts from music education as models for success. Making music together requires exceptional cooperation, and ensembles are the ultimate cooperative organizations. J. Steven Moore relates what he and his students have learned about excellence, leadership, responsibility, cooperation, and passion from being in the band. Calling on personal experience, student feedback, and resources ranging from Tim Lautzenheiser to Mahatma Gandhi, Moore shares the le
Kaleidoscope of cultures : a celebration of multicultural research and practice : proceedings of the MENC / University of Tennessee national symposium on multicultural music( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rich collection of the best offerings from the 2006 and 2008 National Symposium on Multicultural Music, Kaleidoscope of Culture is full of resources, references, lesson plans, and ethnic music. In addition to lively speeches, engaging workshops (including making ethnic instruments), and reviews of vocal and instrumental multicultural literature, research papers address timely topics. With video clips from the conference performances and presentations available on the MENC website, you can see authentic demonstrations of the music and share them with your students."--Jacket
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Alternative Names

controlled identityMusic Educators National Conference (U.S.)

controlled identityNational Association for Music Education


MENC (MENC, the National Association for Music Education (U.S.))

MENC, National Association for Music Education.

National Association for Music Education

National Association for Music Education (Spojené státy americké)

National Association for Music Education (U.S.)

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Building strong music programs : a handbook for preservice and novice music teachersTeaching music in the urban classroomReaching and teaching all instrumental music studentsLearning from young children : research in early childhood musicMENC handbook of research on music learningMusic education at a crossroads : realizing the goal of music for allAlternative approaches in music education : case studies from the fieldGetting started with middle school chorus