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ERIC Number: EJ974159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
A Personal Relationship to the Art of Music: A Research Project in Progress from the New York Philharmonic's School Partnership Program
Carrick, Richard; Easton, Hilary; Hong-Park, Jihea; Langlais, Rachel; Mannoia, Richard
Teaching Artist Journal, v10 n3 p168-176 2012
Begun in 1994, the New York Philharmonic School Partnership Program (SPP) gives elementary schools the unique opportunity of integrating symphonic music into the school community through collaborations between Philharmonic teaching artists and classroom teachers in full-year residencies. During the three-year curriculum, students gain skills in performing, listening, and composing. At the conclusion of each school year, the SPP administration asks each classroom teacher with whom they partner to send examples of student-generated work, including journals, compositions, individual and class drawings, letters to teaching artists, and much more. The staff and teaching artists are always pleased to receive these inspiring examples of student engagement but often struggle to ascertain what can be assessed and specifically learned from them. In an ongoing effort to better understand this student work, a research committee was established in the autumn of 2010, initially consisting of three teaching artists (TAs): Richard Carrick, Jihea Hong-Park, and Richard Mannoia, and the SPP's Education Consultant Hilary Easton. They looked to establish a research question that would be useful to the program, to develop assessment instruments that could best help answer it, and to see what could be discovered. The teaching artist-centered research project looks at how the orchestra's partnership with schools impacts students' relationship to classical music.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York