Authors for Our PreK–12 Music Curricula

Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team

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Vincent Lawrence

Vice President, Director of Music Curriculum, Macmillan/McGraw Hill; Former Professor of Music, Towson State University, Maryland; nationally known clinician and choral conductor Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Education B.M. M.A, The Pennsylvania State University; Ph. D. Case Western Reserve University

Honors and awards: Outstanding Alumni Award, The Pennsylvania State University

Prior publications: Coordinating author of Share the Music; author, Music and You (both K–8, Macmillan/McGraw Hill), Music! Its role and Importance in Our Lives (high school text, Glencoe/McGraw Hill)

Role in Music! Its Role:

  • Coordinated team of authors and writers who outlined, determined content goals, selected song and listening materials, and wrote lessons.
  • Wrote and revised lessons for Student Book and Teachers Edition.
  • Contributed to overall planning to determine direction and goals for new program.
  • Coordinated Broadway for Kids sections in cooperation with Music Theater International.
  • Coordinated From the Top feature in cooperation with From the Top.
  • Coordinated Music with Midi components.

Areas of interest/expertise: K–8 music education; choral conducting; curriculum development; music and technology