Irma Collins's Dictionary of Music Education is more than just a lexicon. It is a journey through time and the story of the evolution of music education, including entries on notable individuals, crucial terms, important events, and key organizations-a broad survey of the field. Collins includes information about a variety of English-speaking countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, emphasizing the impact music education researchers and organizations have had on one another across the globe. Biographical entries profile musicians and music educators who were among the founders or first implementers of significant pedagogical tools and methods. Terms include standard concepts in the field of music education. Event and organization entries are those crucial to the advancement of music education regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dictionary of Music Education also includes a timeline, cross-references, and a significant bibliography. This work will interest anyone involved in the field of music education, from students and faculty to administrators and private instructors.
About the Author
Irma Collins has had an active and diverse teaching career spanning more than 50 years at both public school and university levels. Dr. Collins holds BA, BSM, and MM degrees in Violin, Voice, and Conducting, and she received her DMA in Music Education from Temple University in Philadelphia PA. She is a professor emeritus in music education from Murray State University and a retired adjunct professor of music education at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Virginia. Dr. Collins also served as national chairperson for the National Association for Music Education's Society for Music Teacher Education where she founded the Journal of Music Teacher Education.