International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Mary Goetzeon Music Teacher Education and How the Use of World Music Can Reach Students
Dr. Thomas R. Erdmann

Dr. Mary Goetze, Indiana University retired, is an author, composer, clinician, conductor, guest speaker, runs her own choral series published by Boosey & Hawkes, and is an active advocate for many educational issues affecting children. She has centered her life on choral music, multiculturalism, teacher education and children’s singing. She has received the Distinguished Alum awards from both the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of Colorado College of Music, being named as Outstanding Hoosier Musician by the Indiana Music Educators Association and Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. She also received the Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana University. In this interview she discusses her lifelong joy of teaching, of finding new ways to reach school-aged children, as well as lays out some bestpractices all school music teachers should follow in order to provide an effective and meaningful educational experience for children.

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