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Refocusing the Curriculum

Refocusing the Curriculum

This Blog re-examines the content of our Music Theory curriculum so that it remains relevant and responsive to the evolution of social concerns and student needs in today’s world. Let’s consider what must be taught, musicianship skills, how materials could be updated and made more universal, where there are gaps and holes, and the potential for flexibility. Innovations should be coordinated across the entire music curriculum, not only in theory. (Click title to see full content)

The Purpose of Music Analysis

Observational Hierarchy for Analysis

Analysis may be defined as gathering and interpreting significant, meaningful information about music. To that end, all observations about music must be directly related to the aural experience. Analytical abstractions and theoretical models are valid only to the extent that they bear a direct relationship to the perception of sounds. (Click title to see full content)