Music K–12
For Testing on or after 10/1/2023

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Annotated Bibliography

The annotated bibliography that follows includes basic references that you may find useful in preparing for the exam. Each resource is linked to the competencies and skills found in Section 3 of this guide.

This bibliography is representative of the most important and most comprehensive texts pertaining to the competencies and skills. The Florida Department of Education does not endorse these references as the only appropriate sources for review; many comparable texts currently used in teacher preparation programs also cover the competencies and skills that are tested on the exam.

  1. Allen, M., et al. (2001). Teaching music through performance in orchestra. Chicago: GIA Publications.

    Provides string and orchestra conductors with contextual information about the music students perform in school, as well as grade-level resources for a high-quality repertoire. Useful for review of competency 2.

  2. Barton, G., et al. (2015). Teaching music through performance: middle school band. Chicago: GIA Publications.

    Provides information on creating an effective wind band program for grades 6–8, from recruitment, rehearsal, repertoire, through performance. Useful for review of competencies 2, 3, and 4.

  3. Battisti, F. L. (2007). On becoming a conductor: Lessons and meditations on the art of conducting. Galesville, MD: Meredith Music Publications.

    Focuses on the skills, knowledge, and experiences needed to become and function as a conductor-teacher. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  4. Blocher, L., Corporon, E., Cramer, R., Lautzenheiser, T. & et al. (2010). Teaching music through performance in band (Vol. 1, 2nd ed.). Chicago: GIA Publications.

    Provides band directors with practical information on curriculum, repertoire, rehearsal, and assessment, with teacher resource guides organized by grade level. Useful for review of competencies 2 and 3.

  5. Briscoe, J. R. (Ed.) (2004). New historical anthology of music by women. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

    Provides biographical and critical essays about and scores by female composers in the Western tradition from ancient Greece to the 21st century. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  6. Burkholder, J.P., Grout, D.J., & Palisca, C.V. (2019). A history of Western music (10th ed.). New York: W.W. Norton.

    Explores genres and styles in Western music from antiquity to the present. Emphasizes social and historical context. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  7. Campbell, P.S., & Scott-Kassner, C. (2018). Music in childhood: From preschool through the elementary grades (4th ed). New York: Schirmer.

    Presents contemporary theories and practices of music education, including strategies for developing pitch, vocal, rhythmic, instrumental, listening, movement, and creative responses in children. Useful for review of competencies 2, 3, and 4.

  8. Carter, R., Griffin, R. Huntoon, B., Logan, B., Parton, R., Rapp, W., & Sorenson, D. (2016). Teaching music through performance in jazz for beginning ensembles. Chicago: GIA Publications.

    Provides leaders of beginning jazz ensembles with practical information on recruitment, rehearsal, individual instruments, and improvisation, as well as teacher resource guides. Useful for review of competency 2.

  9. Frazee, J. & Kreuter, K. (1997). Discovering Orff: A curriculum for music teachers. Mainz: Schott.

    Provides an overview of the Orff-Schulwerk method and a sequential curriculum that includes activities using Orff techniques and materials in the classroom. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  10. Green, E. A., & Gibson, M. (2004). The modern conductor (7th ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

    Presents instruction in conducting based on the technical principles of Nicolai Malko. Useful for review of competency 1.

  11. Houlahan, M., & Tacka, P. (2015). Kodály today: A cognitive approach to elementary music education (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Presents field-tested, step-by-step methods for developing children's musical performance, creative movement, and music literacy skills, as well as promoting critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  12. Jordan, J. (2007). The choral rehearsal: Volume 1: Techniques and procedures. Chicago: GIA Publications, Inc.

    Provides a practical guide to planning and implementing rehearsals for choirs at all skill levels. Useful for review of competencies 2 and 3.

  13. Kamien, R. (2008). Music: An appreciation (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

    Presents a vivid depiction of music history, musical elements, and carefully chosen musical examples. Useful for review of competency 1.

  14. Kostka, S., Payne, D., & Almén, B. (2017). Tonal harmony (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

    Designed to meet the needs of the 2-year theory curriculum for music majors. Emphasizes practicality and ease of use for student and instructor. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  15. McKinney, J. C. (2005). The diagnosis and correction of vocal faults: A manual for teachers of singing and for choir directors. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

    Presents case studies illustrating vocal problems that prospective voice teachers will encounter, covering identifying characteristics or symptoms, possible causes, and corrective procedures. Useful for review of competencies 2 and 3.

  16. Mead, V. H. (1994). Dalcroze eurhythmics in today's music classroom. New York: Schott.

    Presents a general overview of the Dalcroze approach to music learning and specific components of and guidelines for implementing Dalcroze experiences in elementary, intermediate, and upper grades. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  17. Nettl, B., & Rommen, T. (2021). Excursions in world music (8th ed.). New York: Routledge.

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to music around the globe. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  18. Newell, D. (2012). Classroom management in the music room: "Pin-Drop Quiet" Classes and Rehearsals. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University.

    Provides a template for using student-centered classroom management techniques. Useful for review of competency 2.

  19. Pearson, B. (2017, 2006). Standard of excellence: Comprehensive band method/Enhanced comprehensive band method (Books 1, 2, and 3). San Diego, CA: Neil A. Kjos Music Company.

    Provides detailed lesson plans and activities, conductor scores, templates for solo performance evaluations, troubleshooting guidance. Useful for review of competencies 2 and 3.

  20. Phillips, K. H. (2016). Directing the choral music program. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Provides a thorough overview of choral music in public schools, including topics such as program administration, rehearsal and performance planning, and choral techniques from warm-ups through performance. Includes repertoire lists and multiple lists of resources. Useful for review of competencies 2, 3, and 4.

  21. Randel, D. M. (2003). Harvard concise dictionary of music and musicians. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.

    Focuses on "the tradition of Western art music" with greater attention to world and popular music. Defines or explicates terms for musical styles, instruments, performance marks, concepts, and works. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, and 3.

  22. Rozmajzl, M., & Boyer-Alexander, R. (2011). Music fundamentals, methods, and materials for the elementary classroom teacher (5th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

    Focuses on teaching the elements of music to young children, with chapters on melody, rhythm, timbre, and tone and listening and movement activities. Covers musical education for children with special needs. Useful for review of competency 2.

  23. Rudolph, T. E. (2005). Technology strategies for music education. Wyncote, PA: Technology Institute for Music Educators.

    Provides an overview of technology in music education and strategies for integrating technology into the music curriculum. Useful for review of competency 2.

  24. Rush, S., et al. (2014). Habits of a successful middle school band director. Chicago: GIA Publications.

    Provides middle school band directors with practical strategies covering many aspects of directing a middle school band. Useful for review of competencies 2 and 3.

  25. Rush, S., et al. & Wilder, M. (Ed.). (2016). Habits of a successful middle school musician. Chicago: GIA Publications.

    Provides sequenced exercises designed to build fundamental musicianship skills and performance techniques. Useful for review of competency 3.

  26. Selby, C. (2017). Habits of a successful orchestra director: Helpful tips and practical strategies for improving string instruction. Chicago: GIA Publications.

    Provides practical instructional strategies for developing and assessing students' musicianship skills and performance techniques, as well as strategies for classroom management and communicating with members of the school community. Useful for review of competencies 3 and 4.

  27. Shehan Campbell, P., & Scott-Kassner, C. (2018). Music in childhood enhanced: From preschool through the elementary grades (Spiral-bound version, 4th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.

    Presents practical strategies for developing pitch, vocal, rhythmic, instrumental, listening, movement and creative responses in children as well as lesson plans and curricular units. Useful for review of competency 3.

  28. Smith, S. D. (2018). Marketing your music program: From traditional branding to digital promotion. Delray Beach, FL: Meredith Music Publications.

    Provides a practical guide to varied platforms and strategies for promoting school choirs, orchestras, and bands. Useful for review of competency 4.

  29. Sobol, E. S. (2017). An attitude and approach for teaching music to special learners. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Provides teachers of students with special needs with strategies and methods that can be applied universally to teaching. Useful for review of competency 2.

 


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