Music for Life: Praxis-Based General Music for Lifelong Learning

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Kent Knappenberger, recipient of the first ever Grammy Foundation and Recording Academy Music Teacher of the Year Award, shows the close ties between theory and praxis as demonstrated in the music curricula of the Westfield Academy and Central School.

Author: Kent Knappenberger – Westfield (NY) Academy and Central School. Published 06/25/2016.

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Digital Storytelling in Music and Audio Education: Inspiring Modern Reflective Practice with Relevant Technology

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Daniel Walzer explores the use of digital storytelling in music for reflective practice, pedagogy and assessment for university settings.

Author: Daniel Walzer – University of Massachusetts Lowell. Published 06/03/2016.

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Arts Express: Performance, Community, and Creativity for Children with Exceptionalities

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Accredited music therapist and university instructor Elizabeth Mitchell explores what happens when students with exceptionalities have the opportunity for creative self-expression and performance through a summer camp that brings with it a community of music professionals and students.

Author: Elizabeth Mitchell – Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario and Western University. Published 04/26/2016.

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New Genres in the Band Classroom: Of “Cold Frosty Morning” and the 7th Grader

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In this collaborative study, the authors examine a junior high school setting where teacher Charles Whitmer looks to “vernacular” music and community music traditions to inform and enrich a modern band program.

Authors: Kari K. Veblen – University of Western Ontario, Canada and Janice L. Waldron – University of Windsor, Canada. Published 02/18/2016.

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Possibility of Eco-Literate Music Pedagogy

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Facing the prospect of global ecological crises, how can music education matter? With the advent of ecomusicology, the connection between music and environment raises many new challenges. What might music education for ecological literacy be like?

Author: Daniel J. Shevock – Penn State Altoona. Published 10/20/2015 (our inaugural article!)

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