Minds on Music: Composition for Creative and Critical Thinking by Michele KaschubMinds on Music: Composition for Creative and Critical Thinking by Michele Kaschub

Minds on Music: Composition for Creative and Critical Thinking

byMichele Kaschub, Janice SmithForeword byBennett Reimer

Paperback | June 15, 2009

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This textbook enhances preservice and practicing music educators' understanding of ways to successfully engage children in music composition. It 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. Minds On Music offers a solid foundation for planning and implementing composition lessons with students in grades PreK-12.
Michele Kaschub is coordinator of music teacher education and graduate studies at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. She has actively worked with young composers and their teachers in general and choral settings for twenty years. Janice Smith is undergraduate coordinator of music education at Aaron Copland School of Musi...
Title:Minds on Music: Composition for Creative and Critical ThinkingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.11 × 6.09 × 0.7 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607091941

ISBN - 13:9781607091943

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Rationale and Research Chapter 3 Learning and Teaching Music Composition Chapter 4 On Young Composers Composing: Characteristics, Creative Capacities, and Compositions Chapter 5 Supporting Roles: Tools, Tasks, and Teachers Part 6 Conceptualizing Compositional Pedagogy Chapter 7 Preparing for Composing Chapter 8 Assessment Chapter 9 Designing and Working in a Composing Community Part 10 Teaching and Learning Composition Chapter 11 Composing in Early Childhood Chapter 12 Composing in the Upper Elementary Grades Chapter 13 The Transition to Middle School: Composing in Grades Five and Six Chapter 14 Composing in Upper Middle School Chapter 15 Composing in High School Part 16 The Future of Composition Education Chapter 17 The Composition Program

Editorial Reviews

I was hesitant to attempt composition in my band rehearsal, but Minds on Music encouraged me to try. While the product at the concert was amazing, the educational rewards in the classroom were far greater. And now my students are more invested in the program than ever before!