Elizabeth Peterson Publishes New Book

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The Music Director’s Later Years: Reflection with Wisdom by Elizabeth Peterson will be released by Meredith Music Publications in November 2016. 

The book contains interviews with twenty late-career or retired music educators who established notable and distinguished school programs. Included are the most significant changes that occurred during their professional careers and, advice and words of wisdom dealing with literature selection, curriculum, classroom management, relationships with parents and guardians and overall program development.


Book Cover“These vignettes offer thoughtful, valuable counsel to us all, whether rookie or seasoned veteran.  The discussion questions provide excellent opportunities for reflection.  Highly recommended!” 

–Mark Fonder; Professor of Music (retired), Ithaca College

“Thank you Beth for this wonderful contribution to our profession.”

–Edward S. Lisk; Conductor, Clinician, Author, Oswego, NY

“Practical and insightful, these real world stories present important case studies for the young music educator.”

–Cynthia Johnston Turner; Professor of Conducting, University of Georgia

“Dr. Peterson illustrates how valuable the voices of experienced music educators can be.”

–Dr. Mitchell Robinson; Associate Professor of Music Education, Michigan State University

“The content in this book is invaluable!  What a tremendous resource to the mission of preparing students to be successful music educators.

–Dr. Richard Mayne; Associate Director of Bands, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

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