Higher Education

Teaching Music in the Secondary Schools, 5th Edition

  • Charles Hoffer University of Florida, Gainesville
  • ISBN-10: 0534516556  |  ISBN-13: 9780534516550
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1991, 1983, 1973
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $217.75



Written by a past president of Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) and participant in the creation of National Standards, this is the fifth edition of a book that has dominated its specialized market for the past 35 years. It offers practical coverage of all aspects of choral and instrumental music.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature and Rewards of Music Teaching.
2. The School Music Teacher.
Part 1. Why Teach Music?
3. The Importance of Music in the Schools.
Part 2. What: The Subject Matter Of Music.
4. The Secondary School Music Curriculum.
5. Planning for Music Instruction.
Part 3 How: The Methods Of Music Teaching.
6. Guidelines for Teaching Music in the Schools.
7. Teaching Instrumental Music.
8. Teaching Teenage Singers.
9. Rehearsing Performance Ensembles: Preparation and Procedures.
10. Rehearsing Performing Ensembles: Intonation and Expression.
11. Teaching for More than Performances.
12. Teaching Middle School General Music.
13. Teaching High School Non-Performance Courses.
14. School Music Performances.
Part 4. To Whom: The Students.
15. Teenagers and Music.
16. Managing Music Classes and Rehearsals.
Part 5. With What Result?
17. Assessing Learning in Music.
18. The Music Education Profession: Past, Present, and Future.
Photo Credits.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles Hoffer

Charles Hoffer is Professor of Music at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He formerly taught at Indiana University, served as president of the Music Educators National Conference, and is an established author of books and articles about music.