An analysis of selected sight singing method books for middle school choir
Baker, Mark Leroy
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The purpose of this study was to analyze and compare the materials in five different sight reading method books. The development of sight reading instruction in America is traced from the New England singing schools to its inclusion in the curriculum of public schools. A particular emphasis is placed on the implementation of sight reading in music education programs in Texas public schools. Finally the impact of sight reading training on the advancement of choral singing in Texas is discussed, including the role of the criteria set forth by the state s University Interscholastic League (UIL) choral contest.