An innovative approach to teaching comprehensive musicianship through performance
Beyond the notes on the page, there is a composer, a craft, and a place in time; beyond the dynamic markings are feelings, expression, and inspiration. With Shaping Sound Musicians, author Patricia OToole, along with ahost of Wisconsin master teachers, helps lead both students and teachers to a deeper understanding of the music they encounter.
This teaching model, developed by the Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship Project (CMP), invites music educators, both veteran and novice, to create meaningful, comprehensive lesson plans with the help of five basic points: Analysis, Outcomes, Strategies,Assessment, and Music Selection.
These points lead to a greater understandingof the music performed while helping teachers provide accountability through creative assessment strategies, program concerts that teach musical and historical concepts, encourage cross-curricular application of music education, and meet the National Standards.
In addition to the step-by-step explanationsof how to embrace the CMP model and put it into practice, the author also draws from the collective wisdom of CMP teachers to provide hundreds of practical teaching examples and innovative ideas guaranteed to enhance musical instruction