Building an award-winning guitar program : a guide for music educators /

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Swick, Bill,


Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States, p.vii, 194 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01030372, (OCoLC)fst01030615, Étude et enseignement, fast, Guitar, Guitar teachers, Guitare, Instruction and study, Music, Music teachers, Musique, Orientation professionnelle., Professeurs de musique, Vocational guidance.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Guitar and the Rise of "Innovative" Ensembles -- Building an Infrastructure for Success -- Gaining Recognition -- Concerts and On-Campus Performances -- Using Feeder Programs, Recruiting Students, and Building Longevity -- Selecting Your Instrument and Approach -- Solo and Ensemble and Other Festivals -- Travel and Off-Campus Performances -- Funding Your Program -- Websites and Documentation -- Building a Curriculum -- Teaching the Whole Student."It was 2005, and I was sitting in a large ballroom with over a thousand other music educators in the convention center for the Music Educators National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when we were told that music education was in crisis. Student enrollment in music classes like band, choir, and orchestra were dropping at an alarming rate nation-wide. Music educators were going to lose their jobs if they could not figure out ways to attract students into their classrooms. The message was clear: we needed to start considering all types of alternatives such as guitar, music technology, Mariachi, blue grass, rock band, song writing, music theory, hand bells-any type of music class that would attract students and save jobs"--