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Top UK headteacher: Michael Gove is 'pressing the rewind button' - The Guardian

Top UK headteacher: Michael Gove is 'pressing the rewind button' - The Guardian | Music Education | Scoop.it
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Top UK headteacher: Michael Gove is 'pressing the rewind button'
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Stephen Perse equips each secondary-age pupil with an iPad and is working with Apple to publish its own curriculum apps.
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"If the GarageBand app provides a creative platform for an aspiring young musician, isn't this to be applauded? We are on the nursery slopes of digital learning. The potential for transformation of the conventional educational paradigm is extraordinary. Yet none of this registers in the world of the secretary of state for education. It strikes me that Gove's well-meaning attempt to promote excellence for all young people is being enacted in a parallel universe."

Angry Birds had not featured on her curriculum, Kelleher said, though pupils were queuing up to learn computer coding in other ways. But music teaching included the use of GarageBand to enable non-musicians to arrange music. The school also encouraged pupils to submit some homework as films, and teachers gave some feedback via audio rather than writing, while geography course materials were all screen-based.

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Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers ...

Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
British musicians say 'heartless' electronic orchestras are being used to save money.
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could be, Or, innovate!

 

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Royalty Free Music, sound effects and more...


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Very useful to have access to royalty free sound effects!

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Courses cancelled in 2013 - The Age

Courses cancelled in 2013 - The Age | Music Education | Scoop.it
Courses cancelled in 2013
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... Finance and Investment (Off-campus: 2800510171; Gippsland: 2800410171); Medical Bioscience (Off-campus: 2800530471; Gippsland: 2800430471, 2800430473); Music/Performing Arts (Clayton: 2800328721, 2800328723);...
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Very sad to see the Music course fall by the wayside.

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Stephen Hicks, Ph.D. » Rostropovich on love and music education

Stephen Hicks, Ph.D. » Rostropovich on love and music education | Music Education | Scoop.it
he began teaching at the Moscow Conservatory: “But it was also obvious to me that the most important priority was to educate my pupils to love music. And parents should aim to stimulate in their children a love for music and ...
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"to love music". Agreed.

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Katy Perry Suffers A Serious Performance Malfunction At The 2013 ...

Katy Perry Suffers A Serious Performance Malfunction At The 2013 ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
Katy Perry suffers from technical difficulties as she performs Roar at the NRJ Music Awards.
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Your school choir could sing alongside top rock band - Tamworth Herald

Your school choir could sing alongside top rock band - Tamworth Herald | Music Education | Scoop.it
Tamworth Herald Your school choir could sing alongside top rock band Tamworth Herald In recent years the British-American band has joined with the GRAMMY Foundation in the United States in a mission to draw the public's attention to the need for...
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What an amazing opportunity!

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Shephard receives music in education award - Charlotte Observer

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Shephard receives music in education award
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Superintendent of Cabarrus County Schools Dr. Barry Shepherd was recently honored with the George N. Parks Leadership in Music Education Award.
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Shepherd spent about seven years directing school bands in different N.C. schools, including Northwest Cabarrus High School.

Music education is important for many reasons, and research supports it, Shepherd said. He said studies show that learning to read music has the same effect on the brain as learning a foreign language.

Reading music also helps the brain learn higher-order thinking and involves math. The experience of being a collaborative band member also teaches students life skills that help them to be successful in college and beyond.

Shepherd also it’s important to keep creativity in schools. He said, “Music speaks to the soul.”

A worthy recipient.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/14/4535565/shephard-receives-music-in-education.html#.Uq2F6NHxvIU#storylink=cpy
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Shari Boschee: Why music education deserves support - Grand Forks Herald

Shari Boschee: Why music education deserves support
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GRAND FORKS — I am a music educator, and I consider what I do very important work. Especially in this season of holiday celebrations, can you imagine a world without music?
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"Performing in a musical group is an activity that promotes teamwork and confidence. It is a place where you can be part of a something so big and often so beautiful and inspiring that it is hard to put into words." This is one of the many compelling discussion points to why music education is worthy of support.

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Creative Ways to Bring Music to Students — Every Day!

Creative Ways to Bring Music to Students — Every Day! | Music Education | Scoop.it
Many schools recognize music classes as a priority for a variety of social and academic benefits, but hurdles like time and money keep schools from offering even elementary school students dedicated...

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Innovative and interesting regarding how problem solving is achieved to deliver Music Education.

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DrumPants, A Wearable Sensor Kit for Making Music by Hand Drumming

DrumPants, A Wearable Sensor Kit for Making Music by Hand Drumming | Music Education | Scoop.it
DrumPants is a wearable sensor kit that attaches to clothing, allowing users to play music or control other smartphone apps simply by hand drumming.

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Ah well, people will drum on anything; this captures the rhtyhms you rock out!

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Schools Matter: Ending the Achievement Gap With Music Education

Schools Matter: Ending the Achievement Gap With Music Education | Music Education | Scoop.it
Psychology Today Magazine advertises on the Huffington Post. In a recent article, PT reports on how important music education can be for brain development, as well as cognitive and emotional growth for children.
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Neuroscientists are discovering multiple ways that musical training improves the function and connectivity of different brain regions. Musical training increases brain volume and strengthens communication between brain areas. Playing an instrument changes how the brain interprets and integrates a wide range of sensory information, especially for those who start before age 7. These findings were presented at the Neuroscience 2013 conference in San Diego.

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Music Helps Us Remember Our Pasts After Acquired Brain Injuries

Music Helps Us Remember Our Pasts After Acquired Brain Injuries | Music Education | Scoop.it
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It’s pretty obvious we associate music with particular moments in our lives. A song can take you back to a place, a person, a relationship, a time.

Via Thomas Faltin
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I believe, due to the existing synapse connects that original music has forged.

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Antonio hooks's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:35 PM

Many times when i here a song I distinguish it with a certain event. So I can see how it could help others with memories and things that protain to memory

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Music and Success - New York Times

Music and Success - New York Times | Music Education | Scoop.it
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Music and Success
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How, then, can we actually determine the cognitive effects of music education? The optimal way is not with correlational studies and anecdotes, but with randomized controlled trials.
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My colleagues and I urge parents, teachers, school administrators and policy makers to make music education a part of children’s lives for the musical skills it imparts, the cultural knowledge it conveys and, above all, the joy it brings. As Aristotle wrote, music “makes the hearts of men glad: so that on this ground alone we may assume that the young ought to be trained in it.”

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A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education - Innovation Excellence (blog)

A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Music Education | Scoop.it
A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education
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36. A Sound Education.
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Outstanding guide to improving learning outcomes via innovation.

 

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The Who celebrate 50th anniversary with photo exhibition - Music-News.com

The Who celebrate 50th anniversary with photo exhibition - Music-News.com | Music Education | Scoop.it

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of London's most explosive rock band, Proud Galleries is thrilled to present Fifty Years of The Who.

This collection, shot by internationally renowned photographer Colin Jones, chronicles the life of a band regarded as one of the most important British rock groups of all time.

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Fifty years of The Who. Great pictures by Colin Jones - truthful and captures intense moments in their musical careers.

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Taylor Swift Donates $100,000 to Nashville Symphony

Taylor Swift Donates $100,000 to Nashville Symphony | Music Education | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift celebrated her 24th birthday on Friday (Dec. 13), but it was she who was giving gifts! The superstar generously donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony.
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Wonderful. Taylor Swift is leading with this kind of thoughtful and inspired donation to the Symphony. Thank you.

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13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition

13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition | Music Education | Scoop.it
performance studies, music theory and composition, anthropology, music therapy and medicine, education and other related fields of inquiry.
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Awesomely good! Wonderful educational insights through ISME into the world of creativity in Music Education.

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Infographic: Do Artists Benefit From Music Streaming Services? - The Music Void

Infographic: Do Artists Benefit From Music Streaming Services? - The Music Void | Music Education | Scoop.it
Infographic: Do Artists Benefit From Music Streaming Services?
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This infographic has been kindly provided by the folks at Gryffn who undertake integrated digital marketing campaigns.

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Very interesting to read about the impact of Streaming Services on creative persona. (It just seems to get harder to earn an honest dollar from creating good music. We need to financially value our musicians!)

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Manuel A. Font Hernandez's curator insight, February 11, 2014 11:05 PM

One of the biggest impact on the music industry is who the music is being listen. With all the new technology is more easy nowadays to not just listen but buy music. The biggest disadvantages of this new technologies is the impact that is having in the artist wallets. In order for artist to receive payments(profits) they have to downloaded it millions of times. As in the old ways artist made profits faster and more easier. 

 

Pros: The pros of music streaming for both consumers and artist are that: Consumers: - Access to free music.

                                - Unlimited songs.

                                - Chance to discover new music.

         Musicians: - Exposure to new adventures(new ways to make money.)

                              - Sell albums.

                              - Royalties per stream.

 

Cons: The cons are for the artist only. The cons are that with the evolution of streaming music, less people are buying albums and the artist made a more easier profit this way. For artist to make a profit in the streaming music application they need to sell or download millions before receiving royalties.

 

All of the pros and cons were taken from the research article. 

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CBSO appoints 'conducting fellow' in bid to nurture young talent - Birmingham Post

CBSO appoints 'conducting fellow' in bid to nurture young talent - Birmingham Post | Music Education | Scoop.it
Birmingham Post CBSO appoints 'conducting fellow' in bid to nurture young talent Birmingham Post With the help of the Birmingham-based Young Musicians' Trust he studied cello with Elaine Ackers, and CBSO co-principal cellist Ulrich Heinen, before...
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Bravo.

This is a brave and bold decision of CBSO and to be applauded and replicated to further develop burgeoning talent.

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Grammy Foundation Honors Randolph H.S. as Semi-finalist for Outstanding ... - TheAlternativePress.com

Grammy Foundation Honors Randolph H.S. as Semi-finalist for Outstanding ... - TheAlternativePress.com | Music Education | Scoop.it
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Grammy Foundation Honors Randolph H.S. as Semi-finalist for Outstanding ...
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RANDOLPH, NJ - Randolph High School is one of only 123 schools nationwide to be selected as a semi-finalist for this award.
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Wonderful recognition for excellence in Music Education.

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Kurn Hattin music director one of 10 finalists for Grammy Music Educator Award - Brattleboro Reformer

Kurn Hattin music director one of 10 finalists for Grammy Music Educator Award - Brattleboro Reformer | Music Education | Scoop.it
Kurn Hattin music director one of 10 finalists for Grammy Music Educator Award Brattleboro Reformer The music director at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children was one of an initial 30,000 people nominated for the first-ever Grammy Music Educator Award...
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Fantastic initative and well-deserved recognition of excellence in the field of Music Education.

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People Don't Want to Pay for Music Because Music Isn't Scarce

People Don't Want to Pay for Music Because Music Isn't Scarce | Music Education | Scoop.it
Water is incredibly useful. None of us would last more than a day or two without it. By contrast, most of us get along just fine with no diamonds. So water is, in an important sense, much more valuable than diamonds.

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The missing link: good music is scarce! (Now, define "good music".)

 

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Le Marche Music from XV century

From an extraordinary manuscript, heart-shaped, found in the Oliveriana Library in Pesaro. It dates back to the XVth century. We have no idea who wrote these wonderful pages of music; a wayfarer, a poet in love, a prince perhaps? Why? And what were these scores used for? What secrets does this mysterious book still hide today? This is the theme of the hand-written scores in the thin watermark of the heart. It has been divulged "ad libitum" in the hall of the Metropolitan Museum in New York that preserves the "studiolo" of Gubbio of the Duke Federico da Montefeltro.


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The Benefits of Music Education . Music & Arts . Education | PBS Parents

The Benefits of Music Education . Music & Arts . Education | PBS Parents | Music Education | Scoop.it
Research shows that learning the do-re-mis can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs. Learn all the benefits of music education.

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“It’s important not to oversell how smart music can make you,” Pruett says. “Music makes your kid interesting and happy, and smart will come later. It enriches his or her appetite for things that bring you pleasure and for the friends you meet.” Indeed.

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