Authors for Our PreK–12 Music Curricula

Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team

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Mary Goetze

Professor Emerita, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana

Education: Ph.D., University of Colorado; M.M. Indiana University, B.M. Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Honors and awards: Named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Organization of American Kodály Educators, Distinguished Teaching Award, Indiana University

Prior publications: Coordinating author, Share the Music, K–8 (Macmillan/McGraw Hill); Co-Author, Educating Young Singers (A Resource for Teacher-Conductors); numerous published original compositions and vocal arrangements (Boosey & Hawkes). Global Voices Interactive (A Series of Interactive DVDs)

Role in Spotlight on Music:

  • Coordinated team of authors and writers who outlined, determined content goals, selected song and listening materials and wrote lessons for Student and Teacher Editions.
  • Contributed to overall planning to determine direction and goals for new program.
  • Collected and contributed performances for Global Voices feature, Grades 1–6.

Areas of interest/expertise: Multicultural Music Education K–8 music, Orff process, Kodály approach, music teacher education, children's choirs, vocal development