A Note from Music Author René Boyer, DMA
Professor Emeritus of Music Education, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
I am extremely excited about appearing as a presenter at the AOSA Conference in Nashville. I will be presenting three sessions including a special evening session to close the conference, and certainly hope to see you there.
The AOSA Conference has been selected by McGraw-Hill Education to launch a re-envisioning of the PreK-8 Spotlight on Music curriculum. As a part of that diverse and respected authorship team, I couldn’t be happier joining McGraw-Hill Education in introducing the future of music education to you all.
Near and dear to my heart are the lessons focusing on the history, musical works, and poetry of African-Americans – an essential part of a well-rounded musical education. And those lessons are just one piece of the comprehensive curriculum. Teachers who are certified in Kodály and/or Orff Schulwerk will be interested in the important and well-loved patriotic, folk, and music reading resources found within Spotlight on Music.
I envy the creativity and freedom children and teachers will have using our curriculum. I smile when I think of the new digital offerings that will soon appear in the hands of teachers across our nation. It will afford teachers the opportunity to teach on a playing field equal to that of their students.
So much is in store, and I look forward to sharing it with you! Learn more about Music Studio.
René Boyer, DMA