ERIC Number: ED034743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Youth Music Institute. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, July 7-August 1, 1969.)
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.
The purpose of the 4-week Youth Music Institute was to involve students, music educators, guidance counselors, and professional musicians in a common learning situation and, thus, to open a dialogue which "would help bridge the communication gap that exists between society, its educational institutions, and its youth." Although the subject matter was youth music, the underlying emphasis was on the teaching-learning process (the interpersonal student-teacher relationship) and on developing the attitudes necessary to effective communication. Among the distinctive features of the institute were: (1) its attempt to actually retrain music educators by introducing a new element into their teaching program (the music of youth, about which most music educators admittedly knew very little) and into the institute itself (student musicians as participants and, in many situations, as consultants); (2) its concern with music, musicians, and points of view from outside the music "establishment"; and (3) its employment of such instructional techniques as role-reversal (whereby students become teachers and vice versa) and total and continuous participant involvement in goal setting and program planning. The report includes a variety of materials related to the origin, operation, and outcomes of the project, considered one of the first of its kind. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Music Educators National Conference, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.