Monthly Archives: July 2013

  • NCCAS Verb Analysis

    Posted on July 7, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’ve been closely analyzing the new draft national standards for music education. I truly feel that this is such an important undertaking that we cannot allow it to pass by without giving our full feedback. Even though I have already filled out the survey form, my […]

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  • Vision for Music Education Part II

    Posted on July 5, 2013 by in Curriculum, mused, Orff, Uncategorized

    In my previous post Vision for Music Education I laid out my argument for what I see as the purpose of music education, and did so in the context of the new draft national music standards. After reading other blogs, comments here, and the ongoing facebook and twitter conversations surrounding the drafts, I feel the […]

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  • Organizational Change in the 21st Century

    Posted on July 5, 2013 by in Curriculum, mused

    I am involved right now in two meaningful and somewhat parallel discussions online. The first is the discussion over the new draft National Standards for Music Education, sponsored by NAfME but organized through the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. The second is a discussion about another organization of which I am an active member, […]

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  • Suggested Restructuring for Draft Standards

    Posted on July 3, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Here is an idea of how the NCCAS writing team might take some common suggestions into consideration in revising the draft document of the new Music Core Standards. First, what I did: ┬áConsolidated “Imagine/Plan/Make” and added the phrases “prior knowledge” and “specified guidelines” to imply creating based on experience and guidance. Kept a division between […]

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  • Letter from Scott Shuler

    Posted on July 2, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    UPDATE: Scott has also updated the downloadable draft standards to include a refined version of what he wrote here. If you haven’t participated, visit to review. UPDATE: My response is at the bottom. Just received this thorough reply to an email message with my previous post. Thanks, Scott, for being so responsive! Thanks, Tim. […]

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  • Vision for Music Education

    Posted on July 2, 2013 by in Curriculum

    I have spent the past two days reading, discussing, and writing about the new draft music standards from the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. What strikes me most as missing from these standards, unlike the specific list in my previous post, is understanding, experience, and vision. The core writing team that developed this draft […]

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  • New NCCAS National Core Music Standards

    Posted on July 1, 2013 by in Curriculum

    UPDATE: Creative Sequence Alignment post is now available for more info on national draft standards. The new National Core Arts Standards have been released today for a public review process that will last until July 15. The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, comprised of representatives from various Arts Education organizations, including the National Association […]

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