ERIC Number: EJ1008729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Is All-State Guitar in Your State's Future?
Teaching Music, v20 n4 p28-31 Jan 2013
The growth of guitar education in schools has been dramatic. From regional, specialized, and isolated programs just a few years ago to a broad-based movement with strong support from administrators, parents, and students, guitar classes are taught today all over North America. Colleges now offer guitar education. A dramatic indicator of guitar's growing popularity is the emerging trend of all-state guitar ensembles. In January 2010, New Mexico became the first state to include a guitar ensemble in its all-state music festival. Months later, Florida included a guitar ensemble in its state MEA conference. Other states are considering guitar in all-state, so the author puts some questions to two teachers who already have experience in this area: Ed Prasse from Leon High School in Tallahassee and John Truitt from Albuquerque Academy. This article presents what they had to share.
Descriptors: Music, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers, Colleges, Higher Education
National Association for Music Education. 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-336-3768; Tel: 703-860-4000; Web site: http://www.menc.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; New Mexico; North America