“Her ideas about teaching materials are progressive and imaginative."
Paul Vermel, Music Director, Portland Symphony and Music in Maine
Creative Music: Integrating Music into the Classroom (New Edition 2009) (with Edmund Ostrander). (Used for 18 years with Lesley University classes). CFE
Creative Piano: A Modular Approach for the Adult Beginner (with Lily Owyang). (1978) Text book. Boston: Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1978. (out of print)
Introduction to the Piano (1960)
For: Young beginning pianists. CFE
New Sounds for the Young Pianist. (1961)
For: Young beginning pianists. First performed: Easthampton, L.I., N.Y. Students of Joan Brill. Music included in Creative Piano: A Modular Approach for the Adult Beginner. Houghton Mifflin, 1978. CFE
MUSIC FOR YOUNG LISTENERS
“I’ve been impressed by her inventiveness and musicianship, her ability to introduce new directions in contemporary music to children and her interest in experimentation. “ John Langstaff, Artistic Director, Young Audiences
Game of Chance. (1966) Time variable.
For: Any small instrumental ensemble. One movement. First performed by the Music in Maine Brass Quintet, University of Maine, Orono, 1967. (Hundreds of performances.) CFE (cards).
Don’t Tell the Scarecrow. (1967) 2 ‘
For: Chorus (SSA), flute, piano, loudspeakers (3). 1 movement. Vocal score and cards. CFE
From Here to There. (1965)
For: Baritone, violin, horn, bassoon, percussion (2), vibraphone. Song Cycle. Text: Dr. Seuss. First performed: University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. Clyde Hiss, Baritone.
Fun ‘ n’ Games. (1966)
For: String Quartet. Simon Says, Crossword, Stoop Tag. CFE
Space Music I. (1967) 4’30"
For: Brass Quintet and easy student trumpet part. Count-down, Blast-off, Discovery. CFE
Space Music II. (1967) 7’50"
For: String Quartet and easy student violin part. Explorer, Surveyor, Luna, Lem, Recovery. Commissioned by the Music in Maine String Quartet. CFE