IJMSTA - Vol. 2 - Issue 1 - January 2020
Facilitating Learning through Collaborative Ensemble Performance
Authors: Jihong Cai, Nikita Mamedov
Abstract - Educators in K-12 learning aim to expand and diversify performance opportunities for the students to cultivate their musicianship. Schools incorporate various teaching philosophies, including, but not limited to, student-centered and project-based pedagogies. An establishment of ensemble performance programs (bands, orchestras, and smaller-scale chamber groups) as part of music curriculum or extracurricular activities will undoubtfully create project-based opportunities in which students may participate. This research discusses the strategies to arrange popular, classical, and traditional music for K-12 ensembles, allowing instructors to include students of all playing levels in one performance group. This study also defines educational, technological, and organizational pitfalls of the music performance program.
Keywords: Instrumental ensemble, K-12 education, Music arranging, Music performance