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Music for Life: Praxis-based general music for lifelong learning, by Kent Knappenberger.
This article gives an account of a praxis-based sequential and spiral curriculum as taught in the Westfield (NY) Academy and Central School. The author, based on the same evidence offered in this article (and the supporting videos), was the winner of the 2014 Grammy Foundation and Recording Academy Music Teacher of the Year Award, the first ever, as chosen from over 13,000 entries. The article describes general music and choral curriculums for grades 6-12 that exemplify a praxial theory of both music and music teaching and that demonstrate how such curriculums have a beneficial impact on student ensembles.
J. Terry Gates