Steven Cornelius and Mary Natvig, Music: A Social Experience
The boldest element of Music: A Social Experience is the idea that music is meaningful through its social role. The text offers a topic-driven, semester-long course of study for non-music majors that is inclusive of popular and world musics, as well as Western art music. The accompanying instructor’s manual was writen by the authors, who are leading thinkers on the scholarship of pedagogy, and is of tremendous value. The supplemental online materials, Pearson’s MySearchLab, however, are still evolving.