Articles about Canada

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

"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 ...

Editorial
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 2

 

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 ...