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ERIC Number: EJ1082815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Mini-Concerts: Creating Space for Student-Initiated Performance
Gifford, Cody; Johnson, Erik
Music Educators Journal, v102 n2 p62-68 Dec 2015
Mini-concerts are regularly occurring, low-stakes curricular events in the classroom where students perform music of their choice for their peers. An idea generated by music educators in domestic and international K-12 schools who strive to meet the needs of diverse student populations, mini-concerts have helped generate student excitement and cultural awareness in general music, bands, orchestras, and choirs in large and small programs alike. By creating a curricular space for students to share school-appropriate music that interests them in an informal and fun environment, mini-concerts can also help build student confidence through the active support of peers. This article includes resources and weekly schedules and describes ways that mini-concerts offer a platform for developing performance skill, music literacy, audience etiquette, and innovative thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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