ERIC Number: ED022418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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The Development of a One Year Curriculum in Applied Music Instruction for Potential Composers, Conductors, Performers, and Music Educators. Final Report.
Anderson, Waldie A.
The Interlochen Honors Musicianship Project aimed to develop and test methods and materials for a comprehensive curriculum in applied music class instruction applicable to the elementary through the graduate level of teaching. The curriculum evolved through experimentation and application of the competitive "class routine" learning technique designed by the late Joseph E. Maddy. The total concept developed from proven methods established at the National Music Camp. Based on the belief that composers, conductors, and music teachers should know how to play all major symphonic instruments, 33 superior students were selected for this intensive 40 week program. By 32 weeks, each student demonstrated his success in tape recorded sessions requiring the playing of each instrument in succession. All facilities of the Interlochen Arts Academy were made available so students could accomodate individual interests with participation in the basic program. Films were made, instructional books written, and methods and materials that were developed at Interlochen have been disseminated. Students were reportedly well satisfied with their experience. The staff strongly recommends widespread adoption of the Maddy class routine for effective music instruction. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Interlochen Arts Academy, MI.