Tectonic Mergers: Frictions in Music Education
We are excited that our session has been accepted for SXSWedu 2021!
- Gigi Louisa Johnson, EdD, President/Co-Founder, Maremel Institute, Center for Creative Futures (LinkedIn)
- Frank Heuser, PhD, Professor, Music Education, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (LinkedIn)
- David Sears, VP, Education, Grammy in the Schools (LinkedIn)
- Akira Nakano, President, CEO, and Artistic Director, LA Inception Orchestra (LinkedIn)
Formal music education remains regressive, focused on replication rather than innovation. Non-profits had stepped into the gap, embracing modern music-making and industry readiness. The pandemic’s tectonic shift to virtual creative technologies has disrupted both traditional and non-traditional teaching. Will virtual and non-traditional strategies connect these worlds post-pandemic? Will these disruptive additions help us merge into more pluralist instructional approaches?
- Examine the recurring narrative focused on past repertoire and pedagogical approaches dominating academic music education.
- Explore how the omnipresent technology tools used in music are redefining the nature of musicianship and may threaten formal music education
- Examine some existing disruptive models of music instruction and how these lead to active engagement in amateur and professional music-making.
Video on Related Session
Video from AmplifyMusic2020: https://youtu.be/FfMaPp0fNsk