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ERIC Number: EJ1103010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Fostering Musical Independence
Shieh, Eric; Allsup, Randall Everett
Music Educators Journal, v102 n4 p30-35 Jun 2016
Musical independence has always been an essential aim of musical instruction. But this objective can refer to everything from high levels of musical expertise to more student choice in the classroom. While most conceptualizations of musical independence emphasize the demonstration of knowledge and skills within particular music traditions, this article offers a larger vision. Musical independence can be framed by a simple but elusive aim: "that students make musical decisions that matter." Among its implications is the contention that in today's increasingly diverse and polyglot musical landscape, students must learn to work "with, through, and beyond" a variety of musical forms. Noting that this suggestion has consequences for traditional and nontraditional classrooms, we propose the idea of the "collective" as a guiding paradigm for fostering musical independence. Through this conception, considerations of civic participation are conjoined with the ideals presented in the new Core Arts Standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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