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Craft, process and art : teaching and learning music composition in higher education

By Mandy Lupton and Christine S. Bruce

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This paper explores models of teaching and learning music composition in higher education. It analyses the pedagogical approaches apparent in the literature on teaching and learning composition in schools and universities, and introduces a teaching model as: learning from the masters; mastery of techniques; exploring ideas; and developing voice. It then presents a learning model developed from a qualitative study into students’ experiences of learning composition at university as: craft, process and art. The relationship between the students’ experiences and the pedagogical model is examined. Finally, the implications for composition curricula in higher education are presented

Topics: 130201 Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy, music, composition, music education, higher education, pedagogy, HERN
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1017/S0265051710000239
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:38302

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