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Chamber Singers, Spotlighters Take Musical Journey Through Historic England - Valdosta State University

Chamber Singers, Spotlighters Take Musical Journey Through Historic England - Valdosta State University | Music Education | Scoop.it
Valdosta State University Chamber Singers, Spotlighters Take Musical Journey Through Historic England Valdosta State University “It is such an icon in what is certainly one of my favorite video games,” said the 19-year-old Valdosta State University...
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As a part of the music program at Valdosta State University knowing that my fellow class mates are in England sharing their amazing talent makes me enormously proud.  I had the pleasure of hearing most of their set for the tour at a concert they held at First Christian Church.  They have a facebook page where they are posting pictures and a small blip on what they are doing per day.  They were told at the Manchester Cathedral that the William Byrd piece that they performed, which has been performed by many choirs hundreds of times at this cathedral, that they were one of the best! Another post was that they are going to be on the local news of Stoke in Trent. I am looking forward to all of the stories they will all share not only online but once they are back. This experience is one that these forty students will cherish.

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Learning Matters: Does Music Education Matter?

This aired on PBS NewsHour on February 24, 2012; it was produced by the Learning Matters group, specifically Cat McGrath and John Merrow. It looks at the Har...

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This piece aired on PBS truly touched my heart. I believe that every child should have some sort of music education in their lifetime and this story proves why. Music brings light to often dark times for many students as it is shown here in this video. Music teaches not only how to play or sing something, but also confidence in other subjects in school.  There must be a way to make not only this same program available in most cities in out nation, but also help to choral and drama programs as well.  As for my own community in Georgia, most of these programs have little to no budget and survive on fundraising.  My goal is to be part of the change that should happen in the arts.

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Stephanie Wilson's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:21 PM

This piece aired on PBS truly touched my heart.  I believe that every child should have some sort of music education in their lifetime and this story proves why.  Music brings light to often dark times for many students as it is shown here in this video.  Music teaches not only how to play or sing something, but also confidence in other subjects in school.   

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NAfME – Music Education – Do you Talk Too Much?

NAfME – Music Education – Do you Talk Too Much? | Music Education | Scoop.it

Music Teachers: Do you talk too much?http://t.co/aOZNWd00 http://t.co/tPTmXa98...


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This article from Jessica Napoles is fascinating.  As a freshmen at Valdosta State University studying to one day become a choral director, this information is something that comes in handy.  I am sure there will be a class I take that will equip me with the information that I will need to teach my class, but how much is too much when it comes to speaking to your class?  In my opinion, I would think it would depend on the class itself.  Some students in the beginning chorus class may need more verbal instruction than those in the advanced.  I found it interesting as time has gone by that we need less teacher talk than in times past.  I am looking forward to see even more changes when I have the privilege to teach.   

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Jeannine Berube's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:58 PM

yes, and need to let them do more.  Working on it!

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Choral Music Education

This video is a project for a class inspired by what inspires me and how I'm implementing those passions into my life...In digital story format.youtube.com

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This young lady's tale of her dream to become a Choral Director and Music Educator mirrors my heart and soul.  I can relate to the feeling that she feels to being part of a large choir with people from all walks of life and how everyone becomes a sort of family as they sing and harmonize together.  I found it intriguing that there is someone that takes videos from all around the world to put together a virtual choir.  The fact that technology has grown to be able to do such things is mind blowing!  Like Haylee Abney, I plan to learn and absorb all I can from every professor I will have the pleasure of working with.  To be able to put forth the knowledge and practices in to good use.

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Is Music Education in Crisis? | The Music Teachers Blog

Is Music Education in Crisis? | The Music Teachers Blog | Music Education | Scoop.it

Budget and curriculum cuts and in some cases elimination of music programs are common conversation between music educators. Find out some shocking facts and what the research is saying.


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This blog speaking on how Music Education is in a dilemma not only in the United States, but also in the United Kingdom and Australia.  They speak about how the arts are usually the first to be cut from a schools budget to save money when if they looked at the bigger picture, they should be putting more into it for a better result in the other areas of academics.  They also commented on the amount of revenue that music brings in.  That alone should wake up those that make the decisions on what stays and what goes in the schools curriculum.   Music education is just as important as the areas in the common core that is being pushed nationally now.  

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Richard Gill: The essential role of music in education

Music educator Richard Gill is the Music Director of the Victorian Opera and the Artistic Director of the Education Program for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra...
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Richard Gill brought about several points on how music is essential for children in their process of remembering facts and patterns.  This repetitious behavior would be helpful in several other aspects of learning, such as science, history, and math.  This simple exercise he does with the audience could be easily transformed into a class room exercise in most classes today.  Mr. Gill, even in the short amount of time spent in this video, showed the audience that the world of music education is not dead but very much alive.

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