The k12online conference is about to start and I am honored to be a part of it this year. When I saw that they had a strain called “student voices,” I jumped on the opportunity for my students to share their stories, innovation, and creativity to others. Sharing and showing others how you do something,
I did not compose in high school and only composed ONE song in college. The emphasis was on playing or singing the compositions/songs with a director or conductor. The only creativity was the practice order of the director, no creativity on my part, it really wasn’t discussed. If you wanted to be creative, learn jazz.
The academic world wants the arts to be just like them. Some of us, as music teachers, have embraced this philosophy by having classes during the school day, tests, and even finals. As many of you know, I believe in performance, creativity, and composing. This doesn’t really fall into any academic world. Let it be