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ERIC Number: EJ1073628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Integrating Theory and Practice in Conservatoires: Formulating Holistic Models for Teaching and Learning Improvisation
Parsonage, Catherine; Fadnes, Petter Frost; Taylor, James
British Journal of Music Education, v24 n3 p295-312 Oct 2007
Academic study has become a more significant part of a conservatoire education in recent times, but it has not always informed performance as effectively as it might. There is a need for further development of an academic curriculum that is specifically relevant to performers, in which the links between theory and practice are made explicit rather than expecting students to construct these for themselves. This article reports on research into the integration of theory and practice at Leeds College of Music, UK, using jazz improvisation as a case study. Pilot teaching sessions within two modules explored ways in which students can be encouraged to engage actively with an appropriate academic curriculum that is embedded within a holistic learning experience.
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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 (Leeds)