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Articles tagged Music Education

Is Musical Literacy Important?

There are few things quite so exhilarating as imparting the gifts of literacy, imagination, and creativity to the freshmen who take Foundations of Musical Skill with me. It opens the world for them to explore anything from Bach to the Beatles (but definitely not Bieber...
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Yes, Music Education Is Important!

by Caleb
Tuesday, 12 January, 2016
categories: Articles, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
In the early 6th century, the philosopher Boethius answered the question “What is a musician?”[i] For Boethius, a musician’s task was to go beyond the ability to perform an instrument or compose a song. A true musician was one who was able to judge music for its...
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Musical Taste and Music Education

Media and culture repeatedly preach musical taste as having something inherently associated with who you are as an individual, what you value, and your meaning as a person. This is why many of us have “favorite” bands or artists. We may even take offense when others do...
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"See? There is intelligence there."

Recently, an accomplished youth choir participated in a workshop with an internationally acclaimed choral conductor. The workshop was aimed at music teachers and choir directors. The conductor spent several hours working with the youth chorale to demonstrate his...
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Music as a Liberating Art (Excerpted from The Neglected Muse: Why Music Is an Essential Liberal Art [Part V*])

The study of music has several goals. One of them is to improve, through education, students' aesthetic taste: to introduce them to truly great music in an effort to beget a love for all things graceful and well formed. As a music teacher, I hope that the study of...
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