Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.

 

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  • A Tribute to Grace Nash

    Author Grace Nash Angela Barker

     

    Not too long ago, we were saddened to learn that Grace Nash, a recognized leader in American music education and member of the ECMMA Advisory Board, passed away at the age of 100 – just a few days shy of her 101st birthday.  Throughout her life, Grace was influential as a musician, music educator, author, lecturer, and clinician.  A review of her accomplishments and publications reveals that she had a significant impact on music education in the U.S. between 1960 and 1990 (Orrell, 1995).  Perhaps her most notable, yet controversial, contribution to the field was her synthesis of the pedagogies of Orff, Kodály, Laban, and Phyllis Weikart into an approach for teaching and learning music. 

    Well before the start of World War II, Grace and her husband moved to…

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