R&L Education / National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
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Carol Frierson-Campbell is assistant professor of music at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, where she teaches courses in music education and graduate research and coordinates the Arts in Urban Schools outreach project.
Overall, Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom is a necessary addition to the music education literature.
— Teachers College Record
Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom Volumes I and II, shed light on the subject by bringing together the stories, strategies, and teaching models of urban music teachers and administrators. The books' diverse contributors range from classroom music teachers to inner-city arts administrators to well-known academics.
— 2007; The Magazine Of William Patterson University
Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom is not a panacea. No manual on any subject, much less the teaching of music, can provide all of the answers to all of the trials of teaching in the urban classroom. This one is, however, a good first step. Why? Music educators play several roles in their professional lives. These include roles as students, leaders, and partners with other leaders. Sometimes their definitions blur, and the roles vary in sequence and timing. The pace of change in their roles is often accelerated for dedicated teachers in urban school classrooms. The contributors to this book have experienced the thrills and the challenges of urban classrooms. Their passionate commitment to helping others like them by sharing their knowledge and experiences compliments your own passionate commitment to success, both for yourself and for your students. So as you move into the urban classroom, let the music begin!
— Brenda Welburn, executive director, The National Association of State Boards of Education