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ERIC Number: EJ958201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Writing between Rehearsals: A Tool for Assessment and Building Camaraderie
Cohen, Mary L.
Music Educators Journal, v98 n3 p43-48 Mar 2012
Excellent musical ensembles have a strong sense of communal identity among the participants. Because of scheduling challenges and performance priorities, it is difficult to build camaraderie during rehearsal time other than through music making. This article explores the processes, benefits, and challenges of implementing a writing component in an ensemble for the purposes of building camaraderie and assessing individuals. The writing component described here is used with a joint community/prison choir consisting of college students, community members, and prisoners. Ideas are included for teacher-conductors who want to develop their musicians' learning through invitations to write. Activities involved in this project may include scripts for concert introductions, program notes, creative writing explorations, concepts to share during rehearsal, and interdisciplinary teaching. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa