For many, John Paynter has been the most significant figure in music education in Britain and beyond over the past 50 years. He remains widely influential through his work and his many publications, some of which are hard to locate. This collection of seminal writings, selected in collaboration with a range of music educators, brings the ideas afresh to a new generation of teachers, and includes useful introductory notes by John Paynter. The collection embraces the
core topics and values of music education and includes contributions from a range of publications, among them core text books and articles, as well writings hitherto published in Britain.
Dr Janet Mills (1954-2007) began her career teaching in a comprehensive school. She was a teacher educator at Westminster College in Oxford and the University of Exeter. Her work as an HM Inspector of Schools included the implementation of the first national system for inspecting Local Authority Instrumental Music Services. Mills was a Research Fellow at the Royal College of Music in London and in 2004 won a National Teaching Fellowship. She wrote several books, and many articles in books, magazines, and research journals. John Paynter (1931-2010) was known for his advocacy of composition as a basis for the school music curriculum. He was appointed Professor in the Department of Music at the University of York and became Head of Department in 1983. He directed the project Music in the Secondary School Curriculum which ultimately established regional music education centres. This work played a leading part in the formation of Music components in the National Curriculum and in GCSEs.
SOUND AND SILENCE (1970); FROM HEAR AND NOW TO ALL KINDS OF MUSIC (1972-9); THE SCHOOL COUNCIL SECONDARY MUSIC PROJECT (1973-82); INTEREST FROM OVERSEAS; STRENGTHENING THE THEORETICAL BASE (1990-2002); SELECTED PUBLICATIONS BY JOHN PAYNTER