ERIC Number: ED204222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
The Implementation of a Music Laboratory for Elementary Students.
The practium paper describes the development and implementation of a music laboratory program which was designed to introduce music to gifted and talented elementary school students. Program objectives, plan of action, implementation procedures, evaluation, and budget are described. The general objective of the program was to prepare the students for the broader musical opportunities available in the upper grades. Participants were 19 gifted fourth-grade students in a small urban school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The literature was searched to locate information on trends, methods, and approaches to elementary music education. The program was developed to incorporate the music activities into the language arts and movement activities in the basic curriculum. Emphasis was placed on beginning exploration and composition experiences with instruments, leading to improvisation, creative movement and dance, and rhythm and phrasing through choral reading and singing. The 24-month project was actively supported by a network of local arts resources, local businesses, and local musicians. Over a nine-month period the students demonstrated a facility with a variety of musical instruments, became knowledgeable about community music resource organizations, and developed an overall increase in personal appreciation for music. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Some pages may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy or microfiche due to fading ink throughout original document. Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.