Canadian Music Educator

Music: A World of Opportunities for Sightless Students Part 2 of 2: Memory is the Key
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 57-58

This column highlights the importance of memorizing music for sightless music student and outlines various memorization methods that are important for such an individual to develop. The practical strategies include; learning by rote, reading/using Music Braille copies of scores, and ...

The Symphonies of Death: Music at the End-of-Life
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 54-55

In this issue of the Canadian Music Educator, I have chosen to write about a topic that is often not discussed and can even at times still he seen as taboo: Death. The focus of this paper is on the ...

Resources for Teachers of Adolescent Singers
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 52-53

One of the challenges for teachers, who work with middle and high school students in school, worship, or community choruses, is that of the developing adolescent voice. Traditionally, the field of music education has paid more attention to this issue ...

"I Have a Question!" - Effective Questioning in Rehearsal
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 49-51

Questioning is an effective teaching tool in rehearsal but the nature of the questions merits careful consideration. Questions that elicit reflective thinking can help students become more discriminating by engaging them in analysis and problem solving. The author cites research ...

Reclaiming Group Vocal Instruction
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 42-47

General music education began as a singing-based endeavor intended to improve singing in society. It later shifted toward an enterprise predicated on choral performance, particularly at secondary levels. The emphasis on choral performance in schools is problematic because it has ...