A big topic in music technology, particularly audio education communities is the wave of high schools now looking to incorporate music technology into their programs. Question: What about the high school programs that have already had success in their music technology offerings? Who are they? What are they doing? How can my program start to…

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It’s no secret that K-12 music education lags far behind the rest of society in utilizing technology to improve productivity and outcomes. There are myriad reasons for this outdated approach to music education, not least of which are: X Shrinking budgets,X Fragmented and ill-structured technology solutions,X Bureaucratic barriers, andX Professional and cultural biases. Now add…

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Playback of prerecorded music in the classroom is aubiquitous necessity for music educators. Whetherlistening to prerecorded examples to study and learnabout music or to evaluate recorded solo or ensemble performances as formative or summative assessment, eachrequires some form of playback of recorded music. Given thatprerecorded music comes in a variety of formats and is played…

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A unique analysis of the percentage of students who are nontraditional music students and how they should be encouraged in different areas of music and sound. By not granting them the same opportunity to pursue music they will never develop skill to become an outstanding composer in a medium the musicians of traditional notation may…

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PDF of slides from keynote presentation, “Opening New Doors to Music Creativity”, for the UAB Music Technology Academy workshop, November 8, 2008. Summary: An approach to teaching music technology History of Music Technology Software What modern software looks like Basic Hardware WYHIWYG not WYSIWYG New Instruments Make your own MIDI Devices Non-Traditional Music student = NTM Statistics…

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A music tech education advocate we have been following for a while continues to post fantastic content. Katie Wardrobe from MidnightMusic has devised a list of the Top 20 Resources in Music Technology for the classroom. The list includes software for music making and lesson content creation. We recommend you give it a look

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What was supposed to be a highly anticipated event in audio education was tragically cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the AES hosted a mini conference via ZOOM that was open to members. Topics from acoustics, community and student success were discussed. Panelists from all backgrounds of pro audio were sharing their ideas to…

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We recently participated in a CMA Music Technology panel geared towards educators in middle school and high schools. The CMA has started an initiative to support music educators of all backgrounds including musictech where they will list fresh education resources and lesson plans. If you have a lesson idea that could be incorporated by other…

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Over the last several years, our experience working in education shown us that there is a necessary need for a living and breathing community in audio & music education. A hub for educators to learn from one another about practices that could improve audio courses. It also increases the possibility of contemporary music teachers to…

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