About the Authors
These lesson plans were primarily created and edited by Patricia Shehan Campbell, PhD and Dr. Rita Klinger, PhD. Additional contributors include Daniel Rossi, Karli Anderson, Kathy Svajdlenka, Rachel Bernstein, Kyler Brumbaugh, Anton Coleman, Jessica Blackwood, Sarah J. Bartolome, Sarah Watts and Julie Bannerman.
Dr. Rita Klinger, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at Cleveland State University, holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Washington. Dr. Klinger is a specialist in music teacher education with an emphasis on multicultural issues and the incorporation of world music in the K-12 curriculum. Dr. Klinger's areas of research include multicultural practices in music education and the transmission of children's songs and singing games. Her research articles appear in the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.
Dr. Patricia Shehan Campbell is Professor of Music at the University of Washington. Dr. Campbell teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, including music for children, world music pedagogy, sociology of music, and research methods. Her interests include music in early and middle childhood, world musics in education, and the use of movement as a pedagogical tool. She has delivered lectures and conducted clinics across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Campbell is published widely on issues of cross-cultural music learning, children's musical development, music methods for children, and pedagogical approaches to the study of world music in K-12 schools and university courses. Campbell's latest work is Teaching Music Globally(2004), one of multiple volumes within the Oxford University Press Global Music Series, for which she serves as co-editor. She is author of Songs in Their Heads (1998), Music in Cultural Context (1996), and Lessons from the World (1991/2001).