ERIC Number: EJ704541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-22
Reference Count: N/A
Absolute Musicianship for Performers: A Model of General Music Study for High School Performing Groups
General Music Today, v17 n3 p21 Spr 2004
Creating the "comprehensive musician" has been discussed by music educators for many years. While its definition varies, essentially comprehensive musicianship is a means of engaging students in musical learning with a goal of creating greater independence. This can be accomplished by creating a rehearsal setting in which performance and knowledge are equally valued and students learn music concepts through a variety of learning experiences. This article presents a model to develop the comprehensive musician through a course of study that resembles a high school general music class. The course, Absolute Musicianship for Performers (AMP), which was developed for the ensembles at Thomas Jefferson High School, Bloomington, Minnesota, is still thriving eight years later. It has also been used as a model at several other schools.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, High Schools, Musicians, Music, Music Education, Models, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota