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underlying philosophy, purposes, plans, resources and assessment tools to guide Adventist music education


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    NAD Standards for High School Fine Arts Courses Grade 9-Grade 12
    Download the performance standards for Fine Arts instruction in North American Adventist schools:Visual ArtMusic

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    An organizational model for a coordinated program of music ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America and Europe Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Problem: Initiating work in the coordination of church music activities has been undertaken in the North American and European portions of the world-wide organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. There was a need to develop a comprehensive model...

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    Boys Music Education - Using the Boys Music Ecosystem Model to Better Understand Successful Teaching Practices Grade 9-Grade 12
    "Experienced music educators rate their senior class of musicians by often using the terms exceptional, talented, average, limited, unremarkable or apathetic. This summative evaluation considers class size, academic results, willingness to participate...

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    Concert Etiquette for Music Students Grade 1-Grade 12
    When a student attends a concert, there are rules of behavior and courtesy to observe. These rules are formatted in a 10 Commandments style. Created by the Music Curriculum Committee of the Atlantic Union Conference for the MusicaLive! Music Kit (no longer...

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    Conducting Course Grade 6-Lifelong
    This free 106 page online document (pdf file) is an excellent resource for a teacher who may be taking on a performing group but has no conducting training. "The goal of the Conducting Course is to teach you all the skills you need to serve as...

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    Glossary of Musical Terms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This excerpt from the MusicaLive! Music Kit curriculum (no longer available) was created for NAD Atlantic Union teachers who teach school music with limited background in music.

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    Help! I Have to Teach Music! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Stuck with giving assignments about dead composers for music? Want to meet curriculum requirements, especially when planning time and resources are at a minimum? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handout includes numerous music education links and...

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    How to Enjoy a Program Grade 1-Grade 8
    How to Enjoy a Program is a way to help your students know what is expected from them when they attend a formal concert. Created by the Music Curriculum Committee of the Atlantic Union Conference for the MusicaLive! Music Kit (no longer available).

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    How To Teach Music & Make It Fun Training DVD Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Learn from Pam Andrews' dvd how you can "make music fun for kids through the use of activities, games, steady beat, and much, much more. It's the perfect way to make music time a kids' favorite!"

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    Hymns Can Be Fun Training DVD Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "In many circles today, kids are [losing] the wonderful heritage of hymns. Written by men and women of God for centuries, hymns continue to lead us to Christ. Contemporized treatments of these same hymns are not only a great way to praise God but are...

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    Integrating US and World Folk Songs into the Elementary Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Learn how to enhance core subject lessons or units by using folk songs from the US or around the world. In this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention session, experience these "songs of the people" under the leadership of an experienced music educator, and...

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    Keeping Your Sanity While Creating a Small School Music Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Koch guides small school teachers through the steps to developing a curriculum with strong content and relevant lesson plans utilizing resources listing in the article.

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    Music - High School Supplement SSD Grade 7-Grade 12
    Adventist teachers' handbooks for integrating faith and values: these are practical guides with a variety of approaches to teaching key values, illustrations and examples. Separate booklets are available for each subject, including: Art, Business, Computer,...

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    Music - Can You Imagine? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Ideas for teachers to use in helping their students make wise choices about music, as well as some suggestions for finding examples of good music to share with pupils. Music should be considered part of the curriculum, not an extracurricular activity. From...

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    Music - You Can Teach It! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Citing research conducted in Southern New England Conference regarding music in Adventist elementary schools, the author makes the case for teaching music skills. The S.L.I.C.K. way to teach music introduces five components: singing, literacy, instruments,...

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    Music Activities for Exceptional Children Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the JAE special/exceptional child issue focuses on music-related activities to benefit special learners and other children. Benefits of music include improved concentration and coordination, emotional impact, socialization benefits, self-esteem...

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    Music and Its Effects Tertiary
    Throughout history, music has played a very important role in the development of humanity, it has been attributed powers, effect and influence on the human being. The diverse cultures have been dedicated to study the musical phenomenon from the psychological,...

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    Music Curriculum Framework SPD Grade 5-Grade 12
    An essential curriculum development tool: this downloadable framework outlines the Adventist philosophy, values and principles, and shows teachers how valuing, thinking and other learning skills can be taught from a Christian viewpoint in this subject. It...

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    Music in Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education - A Rationale Tertiary-Lifelong New!!
    Stearman examines the rational for including music, especially as a field of major emphasis, in the curriculum of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities. "This paper is a call to ... reevaluate our position on this important curricular area in...

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    Music Through the Eyes of Faith Grade 11-Lifelong
    Relating musical practice to a larger theology of creation and creativity, this book explores new concepts of musical quality and excellence, musical unity, and the incorporation of music from other styles and cultures. Professional musician, Christian professor...

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    MusicaLive! Handout Grade 1-Grade 8
    The MusicaLive! Music kit (no longer available) is a complete K-8 music curriculum previously adopted by the Atlantic Union Conference for use in its elementary schools. Learn all about it from the coordinator of the curriculum development project....

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    NAD Music & Visual Arts Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD music & visual arts curriculum guide for Grades 9-12 includes a philosophy statement, rational, correlation to Journey to Excellence, and essential elements and recommended resources for music curriculum and appreciation, as well as the visual...

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    Playing the Recorder Grade 1-Grade 8
    Download this free supplementary repertoire including 62 sequential songs and 2 assessments, with accompanying audio files of the melodies. A fingering chart is also available.

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    Resolving Disagreements in Adventist Music Tertiary-Lifelong
    Throughout modern church history, music has been a source of discussion and controversy. Satan's plan is to keep God's people off balance and out of balance. Throughout the years, music has been a chosen area for the enemy to erect barriers among God's people....

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    Rock Music and the Christian Grade 10-Tertiary
    Having experienced firsthand the difficulties of reconciling traditional music with the new contemporary Christian music, and the visceral rejection that most of the latter produces in me and my closed refusal to continue participating in the 'concerts' of...

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    Spotlight on Music Utilization Chart Grade 1-Grade 8
    The 3rd and 5th grade materials for Spotlight on Music, the current music curriculum for use in Adventist Elementary schools, have been developed into four one-year cycles for the lower and upper grade levels. Download the utilization charts. It is...

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    Suzuki Organ in Australia - A Musical Revelation in Organ Pedagogy Preschool-Grade 8
    Overview of the Suzuki method of music education for children, as it applies to the study of the organ.

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    Teaching Students the 'Universal Language' Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A report on Dr. Paul R. Lehman's address at the International Society for Music Education XVIII International Conference, 1988. He addressed why music is important, why it is important to teach music in schools, and considerations for educators shaping the...

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    The Kids Hymn Project Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Fifteen hymns set in a contemporary style teach the kids of your congregation a love for the cherished hymns of our faith." The story behind each hymn is included. Available for purchase are a book, director's resource mini-notebook, listening CD,...

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    The New Worship - Straight Talk on Music and the Church Kindergarten
    A book with many practical helps for trying new forms and methods of using music for worship. An honest and inviting style discusses the complex issues of music selection with Christian perspective. Recommended by B. Gillespie.

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    The Socio-Pragmatic Role of Songs in the L2 Classroom Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "In recent years, the field of second language acquisition has highlighted the teaching of culture, emphasizing that culture and language influence each other. In this relationship, songs are one expression of culture. As such, they are worthy to be included...

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    The status of senior music education in Seventh-day Adventist high schools - Perceptions of administrators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The present study addresses the current status of year 10-12 classroom music education in the Seventh-day Adventist school system in Australia and New Zealand, as perceived by education administrators. The main purpose of the study was to identify the current...

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    Tips on Planning a Music Program Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Helpful tips on steps to preparing a music program with young students.

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    Up with Worship Grade 11-Lifelong
    "A classic that was ahead of its time when first published...is now revised and expanded! Ortlund encourages you to pursue God's presence so much that you become 'absolutely cotton-mouthed' with thirst! Gain practical insights on various elements of worship,...