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ERIC Number: EJ1020096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Another Perspective: Crowdsourcing Our Ensemble Rehearsals
Johnston Turner, Cynthia
Music Educators Journal, v100 n2 p68-71 Dec 2013
The digital or information age promotes a liberal, more empowering way of learning and interacting or as Bob Stein, founder of the Voyager Company and the Institute for the Future of the Book, says, "If the printing press empowered the individual, the digital world empowers collaboration." Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of wind ensembles at Cornell University, has been thinking about that a lot lately. In fact, for some time the whole rehearsal scene has been bothering her, and she has been trying to change it. In a recent article by Randall Everett Allsup and Cathy Benedict, "The Problems of Band," the authors state that "the problems of the American wind band... stem from an inheritance that is overwhelmed by tradition," the band world is "predominantly teacher-centered, teacher transmitted, and content/repertoire driven," and "we are deluding ourselves if we think our students are actually taking on the responsibility of independent musicianship or becoming more musical." In this article, the author shares some learner-centered techniques she and the students in her ensembles have been experimenting with.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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