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Media Advisory - Queen's University unveils Cadenza, an online tool designed to help music students hone their craft

Friday, November 29, 2019

KINGSTON – The Cadenza Community Pilot Project is the latest tool designed to help music students learn faster and stay on track. Researchers in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University, in partnership with Concordia University and partners in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, have created a new application that transforms musical learning.

What

Cadenza incorporates several unique tools designed to help and encourage music students including a digital planner, online lesson assignments, an interactive notebook and a media annotation feedback tool. Now, using the online tool, teachers and students can collaboratively plan each practice week, assign homework, students can track their progress throughout the week, and parents can check their child’s progress.

Funding for Cadenza was provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Where/When

The media are welcome at the official unveiling Monday, Dec. 2 at Duncan McArthur Hall, Queen’s University. The event begins at 2 pm with live music with media interviews with researchers, developers, and students beginning at 3 pm.

Contact

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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