Reply To: Contemporary music in the chorus classroom
Almost any music can be used to teach concepts, and there is nothing inherently wrong with popular music. Pop music can entice students, keep their interest, and add variety to programming. We must not forget that it is possible to create the environment in which classical music becomes the favorite part of the students’ experience. Teaching a standards-based curriculum is the key.
Anna Hamre, DMA
Member, NAfME Choir Council