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ERIC Number: EJ1073607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Career Orientation and Pedagogical Training: Conservatoire Undergraduates' Insights
Miller, John; Baker, David
British Journal of Music Education, v24 n1 p5-19 Mar 2007
This article explores music conservatoire undergraduates' career aspirations and notions of their pedagogical training, through biographical interviews with 16 students from the School of Wind and Percussion, Royal Northern College of Music. Findings suggest that pedagogical training, which begins in the second college year, serves as a catalyst for changes in career orientation. Students begin, however, with limited intention of teaching. Performance is commonly their focus at the outset. Furthermore, boundaries are perceived between conservatoires which offer elite performance training, and those with a broader curricular base. The practicalities of attracting future students, whilst offering apt and substantial pedagogical erudition within a performance-centred arena, are explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Manchester)
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