Authors for Our PreK–12 Music Curricula
Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team
Faculty, W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School; Founder and conductor, The MET Singers Honor ChoirNashville, Tennessee
Education:B.M., Heidelburg College, Tiffin, Ohio; Master Class Certifi cate in Orff Schulwerk, University of Tennessee at Memphis
Honors and awards:Teacher of the Year: Reading Excellence Through the Arts, International Reading Association
Prior publications:Author, Share the Music, K–8 (Macmillan/McGraw Hill); composer of numerous vocal and choral works
Role in Spotlight on Music:
- Selected song materials and wrote lessons for Student Book and Teachers Editions.
- Contributed to overall planning to determine direction and goals for new program.
Areas of interest/expertise:Orff process, choral development, K–8 music education, teacher training, multicultural music, integrating music learning with academic skills, arts-infused curriculum