Thursday, September 26, 2013

Taking On a New Curriculum

Buzz Word: Collaboration. It reminds me of the nursery rhyme: When it is good, it is very, very good, but when it is bad, it is horrid. Recently, our elementary music team had a day of very, very good collaboration.

I teach in David Douglas School District in Portland, Oregon. Our district is a high-poverty multicultural district with eleven general music teachers. This year, all the grade-level classes in our district are test-driving a completely new integrated curriculum that is entirely web-based. It is probably coming your way in the next couple years, too.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Footnotes: Text, glorious text!

Text, glorious text! It's the intriguing, special element that makes our art of choral/vocal music truly unique! And isn't the music we choose for our choirs really the textbook for that group or class since it serves as the

Friday, September 20, 2013

Welcome to our Music Ed Community!

Greetings, Music Educators!

On behalf of our writers and the entire Heritage Music Press team, we are so excited to welcome you to our new digital home! We’ve been so looking forward to inviting you for a visit over the past couple of months, and now the long-awaited moment to offer you our hospitality is finally here. So, just like any good housewarming party, we encourage you to make yourself at home while we give you a tour of all that our blog has to offer.