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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26122

Title: Creating Music in the Classroom
Authors: Shand, Patricia Martin
Keywords: Canadian music education
Canadian composers
composers in the classroom
commissioning music
student creativity
sound exploration
pre-service teacher education
Creating Music in the Classroom
Composers in Electronic Residence
John Adaskin Project
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Canadian Music Educators Assocaition
Citation: Shand, Patricia Martin. "Creating Music in the Classroom," Creativity and Music Education, edited by Timothy Sullivan and Lee Willingham, pp. 116-128. Canadian Music Educators' Association, 2002. Volume One of the CMEA "Research to Practice" Series
Description: In this article, Shand describes a variety of composer-in-the-classroom programs, including Creating Music in the Classroom and the Composer in Electronic Residence Program. Each program is individual – tailored to suit the needs of the classroom, the students, and teacher. Shand includes comments from composers involved in these projects, describing student engagement and learning in musicianship, problem-solving, musical expression and much more. Such programs are not the norm in Canadian music education. Shand sees opportunities to change teacher education in order to change classroom practices which tend to focus on performance standards as teaching goal and quality assessment. She suggests that teachers who are more comfortable themselves with composition, sound exploration, improvisation, and music technology (e.g., MIDI) will be able to bring to their classrooms a wider understanding of how to foster creativity and musicianship in their students, and will have a much more flexible and nuanced set of teaching tools at the ready.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26122
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