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Common Core to Common Score: Implementing the CCSS in Orchestra Classes

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  • The inclusion of the Common Core may initially seem to be an imposing problem for ensemble directors, but the fact is that many excellent teachers already do it! This session will describe trends in literacy education as they relate to the Common Core and then demonstrate ways in which teachers can address the common core standards while teaching and preparing a score for performance.
  • Steve Oare (
  • 12/18/2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • W187
  • Steve Oare is an associate professor of music education at Wichita State University and serves as the editor of the Kansas Music Review. Dr. Oare earned his Ph.D. in music education from Michigan State University. Prior degrees include a Master of Music in School Music and a Diploma of Fine Arts in the Kodaly Method from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Idaho. Dr. Oare taught beginning through high school band and general music for 17 years, also serving as instrumental music team leader for North Thurston Public Schools in Lacy Washington. A woodwind specialist, Dr. Oare has served as the principal clarinetist in the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Wind Symphony, and as a saxophonist with the 22nd Avenue Dixieland Band. Dr. Oare has conducted bands in Washington, Idaho, Michigan, Kansas, and western Canada. His research interests include improving the practice habits of instrumentalists, self-assessment, and music literacy.