Developing Creativities in Higher Music Education

Developing Creativities in Higher Music Education : International Perspectives and Practices

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This is the first book to critically address the issue of how we can enhance and develop creativities in higher music education. It features new international, richly diverse perspectives on the nature and practice of creativities in different cultural and institutional contexts, in varying roles and in response to diverse professional pressures and expectations of artistic and educational achievement.


This compelling and provocative book combines powerful social and educational commentaries and examples drawn from international sources based on original practices and experience of a diversity of creativities. The authors provide an important contribution by drawing attention to what is at the heart of all music and how we can understand and foster these multiple creativities at an individual and institutional level. It features new analyses of the question of creativities in higher music education, and offers illustrative and innovative examples of adaptive learning environments for teaching and learning creatively, considering the broader issue of the role of creativities in relation to educational policy in the context of increasingly interventionist governments and rapidly paced educational change.


Topics covered include:


-the conceptual tools for people to think about and debate multiple creativities
-the role of creativities in higher music education
-how musicians can develop multiple creativities in new ways
-new approaches to teaching and learning for multiple creativities
-what constitute leadership creativities in conservatoires and music departments
-creativities at the interface of institutional learning cultures
-assessing the multiple creativities of music.


Developing Creativities in Higher Music Education offers a multi-disciplinary research and practice focus, which will be essential reading for anyone involved in higher education and industry sectors. The book will appeal to academics and practitioners in music, researchers, instrumental and vocal teachers, curriculum and policy developers and institutional managers who want to enrich the higher education experiences of their students and enable them to develop more of their creative potential. It is also ideal reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of music education who are looking for an authoritative selection of writings that define the fields of musical creativities in one comprehensive volume.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.3mm | 522g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 Line drawings, black and white; 7 Tables, black and white; 15 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138669814
  • 9781138669819

Table of contents

Foreword Harald Jorgensen. Introduction Pamela Burnard Part I: Perspectives Championing the significance of creativities in higher music education Pamela Burnard. Has music happened? The 'creative musician' and the paradox of experiencing music and learning as creative acts James Garnett. Creativity as a framing capacity in higher music education Patrick Schmidt. Education policy reform: cultures, creativities and conditions in Hong Kong post 1997 Samuel Leong. A cultural perspective on creativity: how traditions of Africa's people inform higher music education Emily Akuno. Digital music and media creativities Andrew Brown and Jason Nelson Part II: Practices A spectrum of musical creativities and particularities of practice Pamela Burnard. Performance creativities in higher music education Patricia Gonzalez-Moreno. Developing collaborative creativity in university music performance students through paired essay writing Diana Blom. Using dialogue and digital media composing to enhance and develop artistic creativity, creative collaborations and multimodal practices Susan A. O'Neill and Deanna C.C. Peluso. Facilitating the development of innovative projects with undergraduate conservatory students Oscar Odena. Musical creativities in the practice of composition pedagogy: releasing the muse in current and future teachers Janice P. Smith. Creative engagement in and through music: the challenge for undergraduate and postgraduate students Charles Byrne. Teaching future music teachers to incorporate creativity in their teaching: the challenge for university teacher practice Valerie Peters. Using a survey on creativities as reflective practice and for reforming practice in music teacher education Anna Houmann and Eva Saether. Creativity in and through pedagogy: working with generalist educators in higher education Cathy Benedict. Assessment of composing in higher music education: purposes and practices Martin Fautley Part III: Programme and Institutional Change Leadership creativities and leadership development in higher music education Pamela Burnard. Learning cultures, creativities and higher music education institutions Rosie Perkins. The role of career creativities in developing identity and becoming expert selves Dawn Bennett. Musicians as beginning music teachers: creative transfer and identity in higher music education Angeliki Triantafyllaki. Creative space and the 'silent power of traditions' in popular music performance programmes Gareth Dylan Smith and Atar Shafighian. Promoting institutional creativity: the case of a Taiwanese university's use of integrated resources to produce a grand musical Hsu-Chan Kuo and Jing-Jyi Wu. Razing structures and raising creative teaching and learning in institutional programme curricula Jody L. Kerchner. Sound connections for institutional practice: cultivating 'collaborative creativity' through group composition Ailbhe Kenny. Finding the balance: creativity and text-based approaches in research and research training programmes Scott Harrison. Creative assessment of creativity in musical performance: lessons for institutional change Andrea Creech, Carlos Lopez-Real, Kate Paterson and Rachel Sherry.
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About Pamela Burnard

Pamela Burnard is Reader in Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is the author of Musical Creativities in Practice (2012), Teaching Music Creatively (2013) with Regina Murphy and co-editor of Professional Knowledge in Music Teacher Education (2013), Music Education with Digital Technology (2008).Creative Learning and How we Document It (2007), Reflective Practices in the Arts (2006).
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