Tobias, E. S. (2013). Toward Convergence Adapting Music Education to Contemporary Society and Participatory Culture. Music Educators Journal, 99(4), 29-36. Not only was this writing kind of interesting, but I think this topic of incorporating contemporary music into school is also kind of interesting. The author, Evan Tobias, wrote this in a way that was kinda giving… Continue reading Adapting Music Education to Contemporary Society and Participatory Culture
Today, our class had the privilege of going to a fourth grade class. In this class we stared by singing a song and going around a greeting ourselves to each other, this meant shaking each other’s hands. Then we started to do the human orchestra, it seemed like the kids really enjoyed that. Then we… Continue reading 4th Grade Class Visit
Our intro classes had the pleasure of getting to listen to Dr. Bob Wood talk about technology in music education today. Although we didn’t do much in the lecture, there is still quite a bit that can be taken away from it. Dr. Wood talked a lot about how technology (in this case, iPads) can… Continue reading Dr. Bob Wood
Williams, D. A. (2014). Another Perspective The iPad Is a REAL Musical Instrument. Music Educators Journal, 101(1), 93-98. Williams writes a very interesting article about a very big controversy in musical times today. Is the iPad a real instrument? Should it be considered a real instrument? I am off and on with what Williams has to say… Continue reading The iPad Is a REAL Musical Instrument
This week we got the chance to talk to Deborah Bradley about her article Can We Talk? and how it effects our classrooms. Although I had to leave early for a performance, I still took quite a bit away from it. One thing that she talked about right away, is how multicultural doesn’t focus on… Continue reading Deborah Bradley
Bradley, Deborah1. “Music Education, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism — Can We Talk?.” Action, Criticism & Theory for Music Education, vol. 5, no. 2, Dec. 2006, pp. 2-30. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eue&AN=35029829&site=ehost-live. Although this reading was slightly over my head and very extensive, the topic Bradley wrote about was very interesting. Like the other readings, the authors main idea of… Continue reading Can We Talk?