TIPS: The Child Voice

| November 12, 2010

Title: TIPS: The Child Voice

Author: Runfola, Maria and Rutkowski, Joanne, Eds.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

Call No.: MT930 .C4 2010

From the Publisher: This second edition of TIPS: The Child Voice was prepared in response to demand for an updated and expanded version of the highly successful 1997 edition. This edition takes into account the broadening base of information regarding the nature of the singing voice. Now with strategies for the voice in transition during early adolescence, as well as strategies, games and activities to nurture the voice in early childhood, you’ll find more suggestions for selecting materials and more recommended sources and resources. Also new are sample materials and activities, but you’ll still find TIPS to use in student portfolios. These ideas, culled from scholars and experienced teachers, should prove useful to not only music educators, but also early childhood specialists, middle school teachers, and everyone working with students during those critical times of development of our natural instrument . . . the singing voice.

About the Editors:

Maria Runfola, coordinator of music education at the University at Buffalo, is a specialist in arts assessment, curriculum development and classroom music pre-K through middle level. Her primary research interest is the development of music audiation in very young children as it may impact emergent literacy achievement.

Joanne Rutkowski, professor and coordinator of music education at Penn State, is an early childhood and elementary general music specialist with expertise in learning theory, musical development, curriculum, and assessment. Her research has focused on the nature of children’s singing voices and strategies for helping all children become successful singers.

On the Web: http://www.menc.org/v/chorus/child-voice-book-offers-tips-for-teachers/