ACEMM’s Book Study is a community of educators that gather each Thursday evening to discuss books with the goal of improving our own pedagogy and musicianship. These discussions are moderated by ACEMM board members Kate Bright & Liban Gómez.

Current Book:

ACEMM’s current Book Study is centered around Anne Green Gilbert’s “Creative Dance for All Ages.”  Join us as we take a deeper dive into the MOVEMENT portion of Elemental Music and Movement.

Meetings will happen every Thursday night via Zoom from 7:30 – 8:30 PM EDT.

Register for the Book Study Here

Past Books:

  1. “The Playful Classroom” by Jed Dearybury and Julie Jones, Ph.D.
  2. “Elementaria” by Gunild Keetman
  3. “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain” by Zaretta Hammond
  4. “The Elemental Style: A Handbook for Composers and Arrangers, Part 1.” by Paul Cribari & Richard Layton

Upcoming Books:

  • (June 2022) “We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom” – Dr. Bettina L. Love
  • (September 2022) “Artful, Playful, Mindful: A New Orff-Schulwerk Curriculum for Music Making and Music Thinking” – Jane Frazee