ERIC Number: EJ1112567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Front Row Seats: Preparing Young Audiences for Live Performances
Rajan, Rekha S.
Music Educators Journal, v103 n1 p49-54 Sep 2016
The idea of audience etiquette brings with it specific expectations influenced by both the social context and the performance genre. While audience response has traditionally been viewed as passive, performers are finding new and innovative ways of actively engaging young audiences, seeking immediate response, inviting exploration, and encouraging reflections. This article examines audience etiquette with a focus on preparing and engaging young children as audience members at live performances. Strategies for modifying traditional school-based concerts are included, and implications for building connections between the classroom and community are also considered.
Descriptors: Audiences, Music Activities, Music Education, Theater Arts, Audience Response, Audience Awareness, Audience Analysis, Expectation, Young Children
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