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Music Schools in Transition, Part V

  • Basic musicianship should focus more intensively on developing students’ ears and voices. It should include improvisation and composition.
  • Historical context should focus much more on music since the mid-20th
  • Ensemble experiences should include all shapes and sizes, including unconventional ones.
  • Private study must address basic technique and include much more music from the mid-20th century forward.
Now, the additional challenge is that all of this education in music must be compressed so that more courses in the liberal arts can be included. This is assuming that the liberal arts courses promote inquiry, critical thinking and creative producing. #

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