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ERIC Number: EJ1020310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Family Music Concerts: Bringing Families, Music Students, and Music Together
Kenney, Susan Hobson
General Music Today, v27 n2 p6-11 Jan 2014
This article describes how conductors of the top performing groups and music education faculty at one university collaborated to create a Family Concert Series for parents and children of all ages, including infants in arms. Recognizing the conflict between "The first three years of life are the most important for educating a young child in music" and "Children under the age of six are not allowed to attend the concert," the Family Concert Series is an attempt to resolve the issue. The Family Concerts require a minimum of extra work for conductors and are becoming a curriculum component for university music education students. This article also includes strategies that teachers might use in classrooms with recorded music when live music is not available.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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