Electronic Music School: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Musical Creativity

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Product: Electronic Music School: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Musical Creativity
Author: Will Kuhn and Ethan Hein
ISBN: 0190076631
Language: English
Pages: 321
Format: True PDF
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Product: Electronic Music School: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Musical Creativity
  • Author: Will Kuhn and Ethan Hein
  • ISBN: 0190076631
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 321
  • Format: True PDF

Electronic Music School: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Musical Creativity is a practical blueprint for teachers wanting to begin teaching music technology to secondary age students. Will Kuhn and Ethan Hein inspire classroom music teachers to expand beyond traditional ensemble-based music education offerings to create a culture of unique creativity and inclusivity at their schools.

Part One offers an overview of the philosophical and institutional aspects of starting a music technology program, with a particular focus on the culture of electronic music surrounding digital music creation tools. Part Two dives deep into curricula for music lab classes, including several lesson examples and techniques. This section also includes abbreviated project plans for teachers who have fewer contact hours with their students. Part Three discusses how music technology courses can grow into a larger media creation program, how such a program can contribute to the broader school
culture, and how project-based music learning effectively prepares students for careers in media. Electronic Music School also includes narratives from music technology students themselves, who often have an intuitive understanding of the future directions music technology programs can take.

Electronic Music School: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Musical Creativity:

  • Includes 17 original lesson plans for project-based music classes
  • Features a complete, practical plan of action for starting a school music tech program
  • Includes student-generated materials

Table of Contents

Preface: The Music Class at the End of the World
Acknowledgements
To the Reader
Part One: What You Need to Start Your Own Electronic Music School
1. Towards a Creative Music Curriculum
2. An Art Class for Music
3. Understanding What a School Really Wants
4. Tech You’ll Need For Your Program
5. Ableton Live And Push
Part Two: Creative Electronic Music Projects for the Masses
6. Designing Creative Music Projects for All Types of Students
7. Teaching Recording and Sampling with Audio Projects
8. Teaching Songwriting with MIDI Projects
9. Teaching Creativity with Outside-the-Box Projects
10. Common Issues For Students In Music Lab Lessons
11. Assessing Music Lab Projects
12. Futureproofing, Extending and Moving Beyond Music Lab Projects
Part Three: Community Music Culture and Extracurriculars
13. Live Performing and Afterschool Groups
14. Understanding Student Led Groups
15. Virtual Electronic Music School
16. A Rising Tide
Index

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