ERIC Number: ED125991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Why Sing? A Conversation about Music.
Whalum, Wendell; Day, David
This publication relates a conversation between a university music professor and a public school music coordinator about musical creativity and its potential in every human being. As part of the National Humanities Faculty Why Series, the book is intended to help students, teachers, and citizens maintain and improve their intellectual vigor and human awareness and to help them reflect on the purpose, methods, and usefulness of a wide range of human endeavors. The major theme of the conversation evolves from four main areas of concern. First, assessment and reassessment, or discoveries and rediscoveries, of musical values are important. How do people determine what is valuable? Is it fair to make value judgments? Second, the interview is concerned with an approach to teaching and the teacher as a learner. How does the teacher encourage creativity? A third significant matter is the thread that ties all men together--humanness. Fourth, the significance of creativity is reiterated throughout the conversation. The need for music educators to make themselves open to new ways of learning and teaching music is stressed. A bibliographical note that cites resource materials of interest to music teachers and students is included. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Creativity, Cultural Awareness, Educational Needs, Humanism, Humanistic Education, Humanities, Interviews, Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Values
Chandler and Sharp Publishers, 5609 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera, California 94925 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Humanities Faculty, Concord, MA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 085 753, ED 085 762, and SO 009 304-308 and 353