The World of Music is a music appreciation book designed for instructors who want to focus on listening to music as it exists in the real world of their students. Expanding the traditional repertoire used for music study, this popular text begins with American folk, religious, jazz, popular, and ethnic music before introducing some world music and concluding with a thorough overview of Western classical music. The approach captures the essence of each repertoire, and equips students to recognize different styles, appreciate their different functions, and possess a solid foundation for a lifetime of musical appreciation.
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Dr. David Willoughby, Professor Emeritus of Music at Eastern New Mexico University and former Dean of its College of Fine Arts, retired in 1993 after twenty years of service. He moved to Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and immediately was named Head of the Music Department at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, a position he held for three years. From 1970-1973, he held the position of Assistant Director of the Ford Foundation/ MENC Contemporary Music Project, where, among other responsibilities, he served as Editor of the CMP Newsletter. From 1960-1970, he was Assistant/Associate Professor of Music at Elizabethtown College. Willoughby is now Minister of Music at the Church of the Brethren in Elizabethtown, where he directs the Adult Choir and the Bell Choir. He continues to play double bass and serves as Editor of the Newsletter of The College Music Society (CMS). The fourth edition of his book, The World of Music, has just been published by McGraw-Hill. Regarding CMS, he serves on the Council of Past Presidents, having served as President in 1987 and 1988. Previously, he was Board member for Music and General Studies (1980-1985) and a member of the Executive Committee (1986-1989). He served as Director of the Wingspread Conference on Music in General Studies (1981) and of the first four summer Institutes for Music in General Studies, Boulder, Colorado (1982-1985). (It was this Conference on Music in General Studies and these Institutes that prompted the first conversations, in 1985, that led to the first edition of The World of Music.)About the Author:
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0077342615