Workshops in Music Theory Pedagogy
Every three years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst hosts the Workshops in Music Theory Pedagogy, a weeklong series of events designed for faculty and graduate students who teach music theory, music education, and related subjects. The Workshops bring together a faculty of five eminent music-theory pedagogues -- scholar-teachers and authors of influential textbooks and scholarly books and articles on the pedagogy of music theory - who lead sessions in basic topics such the teaching of harmony, counterpoint, dictation, sight singing, analysis, and more advanced issues such as the influence of Schenkerian analysis and incorporating popular music into the curriculum.
Attendees include university, college, and conservatory instructors of music theory, AP Music Theory high-school teachers, and graduate students. They come from across the U.S., as well as from countries as far away as Costa Rica, Sweden, and South Africa.
The next Workshops in Music Theory Pedagogy will be in the summer of 2019. For more information, visit the Workshops website.