A Comprehensive Musicianship Approach to Instrumental Music

Saturday, January 30, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Instrumental music teachers have long grappled with how to teach the music and to teach about the music. But how can educators continue to prepare for performances and still construct rich curricular experiences focusing on improvisation, composition, and knowledge of musical theory and context? In this session, Dr. Ryan Shaw will give examples and concrete strategies for incorporating comprehensive musicianship across instrumental settings.
Ryan Shaw
Learning Objective 1
Attendees will understand the history of comprehensive musicianship and the CMP model of curriculum planning.
Learning Objective 2
Attendees will learn ways to construct creative musicianship activities around pieces of repertoire under study in the ensemble.
Learning Objective 3
Attendees will learn ways to embed musical response activities, including listening lessons, podcasts, and debates within rehearsals.
Target Audiences
Strings, Band