Authors for Our PreK–12 Music Curricula

Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team

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Michael Jothen

Emeritus Professor of Music, Towson University, Towson, Maryland Phoenix, Maryland

Education: St. Olaf College, Case-Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University

Honors and awards: Presidential Point Of Light Award Winner; Parent's Choice Award Winner; iParenting Media Award Winner

Prior publications: Author, Music and You K–8, Share the Music K–8 (both Macmillan/McGraw Hill), Experiencing Choral Music 6–12, numerous original compositions and choral arrangements, numerous articles in professional journals, National Coalition for Core Arts Standards Music Standards Writing Committee, for the National Association for Music Education

Role in Spotlight on Music:

  • Selected song materials and wrote lessons for Student Book and Teachers Edition.
  • Contributed to overall planning to determine direction and goals for new program.
  • Participated in outlining and determining specific content goals.

Areas of interest/expertise: Music education, middle school, choral clinician, conducting, composing and arranging for the young voice, curriculum development, assessment