Course Number: 439*/3.0 X 3L (Course Code Explanation)
Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students
Area(s): Music Education
Instructor(s): Dr. Roberta Lamb
Day(s) and Time(s): M: 11.30-1.00, Th: 1.00-2.30
Room: HLH 120
An exploration of creativity in music education broadly defined, e.g., classroom, applied studio, religious or community organizations. The focus is on research, theories, and practices of musical creativity, including improvisation and aspects of composition.
This course provides anyone who is teaching or facilitating music experiences in classrooms, applied studios, religious or community organizations with opportunities to develop his/her skills in the practices of musical creativity, both for individual growth and as a leader, teacher or facilitator.
Objectives for students in this course include:
The course is organised as a seminar with practical applications. Examples of such applications include, but are not limited to,: written/visual/kinetic responses to musical excerpts; written summaries or comments on assigned readings; participation in small and large group discussion; improvisation and/or performance of a musical excerpt; experiential learning as a learner; experiential learning as a facilitator.
Be prepared to read, write, sing, play and laugh!
A term-long creativity project will be due the last week of class. This will be a practical implementation of musical creativity, making use of research, theories and practices learned throughout the term.
The final exam assesses student’s knowledge of the research and creativity theories studied.
Enrolment limited to 24.