By Anthony J. Palmer, Andre de Quadros
What's the way forward for song education?
A group of leaders within the tune schooling career accumulated a sequence of occasions over years, a important successor of the recognized Tanglewood symposium of 1967. This impressive e-book is the fruits in their efforts.
Tanglewood II not just stimulates the career to ascertain the place this nice experience of tune studying is headed this ebook additionally provokes a re-examination of current courses and philosophies, drained methodologies, and reinvigorates the position tune educators play within the lives in their students.
The participants discover the nice questions: Why track? What does song speak? what's the courting among song schooling and democracy? What can be the influence of worldwide music?
What is the newest learn approximately nature vs. nurture and its effect on track studying? How does the child/teacher dating impact studying? How does know-how effect tune studying, and what are the consequences of destiny applied sciences? Are we recruiting and correctly education the precise contributors to coach music?
As Wynton Marsalis states within the advent: have you seemed round to your entrance door key, looking out in all places, and eventually glance down and it s on your hand? We simply have to glance in our arms to discover the major for which we ve been looking. Tanglewood II can help us all liberate that entrance door.
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And, in the music classroom, it can be a creative tool to achieve musical understanding, to develop new compositions, and to aid myriad musical processes in which students and we engage. 3 Young people presently grow up with computers similarly to the way that oldsters grew up with manual typewriters. These two polarities order the brain in different paths. 7 One profound and cardinal change is how the human community engages in musical experience. For the vast majority, listening is the primary means by which people have access to a global source of musical activity, whether in concert 18 a new dreaming • Palmer and de Quadros performance or audio reproduction.
The profession truly needs a Circe to warn of the dangers at the same time that it takes advantage of the full benefits. We are on a tight rope demanding extraordinary balance. Although we do benefit enormously from the development of a wide variety of technologies, negative effects may also be felt in ways completely unanticipated. This effect might be excessive time devoted to recently acquired toys, the obsession with social media, and to the loss of remembering that technology is a means, a way of producing something of substance, whether that be a new and more efficient way to teach theory, for example, or to develop new approaches to composition, and even to the next composition worthy of a Pulitzer Prize.
Legislative efforts may not be appropriate, but the music education profession can play a role in establishing models of cooperation, expertise and consultation, and formulating grant applications to appropriate funding sources to further this objective. 31 Tanglewood II • Summoning the Future of Music Education Conversely, community music making to truly benefit the participants must establish the nexus with school music educators to take full advantage of all musical resources. Those in the community who have special music skills and knowledge— for example as representatives of particular ethnic groups—can be called upon to explore their special repertoire and cultural values with the students.