Craft, process and art : teaching and learning music composition in higher education

Lupton, Mandy & Bruce, Christine S. (2010) Craft, process and art : teaching and learning music composition in higher education. British Journal of Music Education, 27(3), pp. 271-287.

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This paper explores models of teaching and learning music composition in higher education. It analyses the pedagogical approaches apparent in the literature on teaching and learning composition in schools and universities, and introduces a teaching model as: learning from the masters; mastery of techniques; exploring ideas; and developing voice. It then presents a learning model developed from a qualitative study into students’ experiences of learning composition at university as: craft, process and art. The relationship between the students’ experiences and the pedagogical model is examined. Finally, the implications for composition curricula in higher education are presented.

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ID Code: 38302
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: music, composition, music education, higher education, pedagogy, HERN
DOI: 10.1017/S0265051710000239
ISSN: 1469-2104
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Cambridge University Press
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2010 21:52
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:30

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