Articles about Music Education

Inclusive Music Education in Quebec: Shifting Paradigms
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 29-32

In Quebec, music education is offered in a context of school integration the primary and secondary levels. This article paints a portrait of the situation by detailing the paradigm of inclusive education and modality of integration. The integration of students ...

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 ...

Building a Collaborative Commons Within Public Education: Victoria's Cooper Smith Music Library Collection. A Case Study - Part 2 of 2
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 8-12

The Cooper Smith Music Library Collection (CSMLC) holds over 9,000 sets of choral octavos, vocal and instrumental jazz charts, musicals, ukulele arrangements, and string orchestra selections. It houses a large inventory of string instruments available for rent, two pianos, a ...

Fumbling Towards Vulnerability: Moving Out of the Familiar for Music Education's Sake
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 22-24

As a young teacher that is still fairly new to the profession, I am constantly striving to find a balance in my own teaching practice that honours both the traditional past of music making, as well as infusing a more ...

Differentiated Instruction and Student Engagement: Effective Strategies for Teaching Combined-Grade Classes at the Secondary Level
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 33-37

In today's reality, many teachers are faced with the challenge of having to teach combined-grade music classes. This article posits an alternative model to the traditional approach to single-grade classroom music instruction by offering effective teaching strategies that allow for ...

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 ...