Critical Listening to Expand Musicianship

Saturday, January 29, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM


In this session, we will be taking a look at how to utilize different critical listening strategies, questions, and assessments that encourage students to look at and think about music in a variety of ways. Using critical listening assignments in the classroom allows us to expose our students to music of all kinds, draw connections, and gives us a way to include discussion and debate in the music classroom. Attendees will brainstorm questions and potential pieces that could be used in critical listening assignments that they use with their students in the future.

Josh Roltsch
Learning Objective 1
Attendees will be able to come up with their own listening exercises for all types of music education classes.
Learning Objective 2
Attendees will brainstorm critical listening questions and pieces that could be used in their own assignments.
Learning Objective 3
Attendees will be able to utilize technology in the classroom in a different way.
Target Audiences
Choral, Strings, Band, Technology, General Education
Session Level
MS/JH, High School, Collegiate
Session Type