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Abstract A composition project within the saxophone pedagogy in higher education can serve as a tool to engage students in new areas of musical exploration that can be beneficial to their saxophone growth. Practicing compositional skills through basic composition projects can create context for compositional perspectives and compositional problem solving…
Abstract The job landscape for arts performance graduates has changed dramatically. As a result of a now bleak performance job market, a sea change in higher education arts performance curriculum is needed. Arts performance programs must prepare students with a set of skills beyond traditional performance study. While instrumental proficiency…
Presenter: Dr. Heather Malyuk (Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation - Chicago, Illinois) Hearing wellness is an essential aspect not only of every music professional's health, but also livelihood. While there are professional recommendations and information in regards to hearing health for music educators, teaching this information to music students can often be…
Presenter: Dr. Emily Martin-Moberly (Bucknell University) University voice students, like collegiate athletes, require specific institutional procedures and protocols regarding the maintenance of vocal health and the treatment of voice injury. While a handful of organizations provide basic vocal health guidelines for institutions, many schools have not developed a protocol whereby…
Presenter: Dr. Vanessa Cornett (University of St. Thomas) Contemplative pedagogy is a powerful multidisciplinary movement in higher education teaching, research, service, and administration. This largely holistic philosophy of education incorporates mindful awareness to encourage deep reflection, creative inquiry, and imaginative problem solving. When students learn to integrate techniques of contemplation…
Over two years have passed since submission of the Manifesto by the CMS Task Force on the Undergraduate Music Major to colleagues who educate music majors in colleges, conservatories, and universities. It was an earnest and sometimes all-consuming effort, probably the main mark of my 2013-14 presidential term (along with…
Presenters: Dr. Donna Emmanuel (University of North Texas) & Dr. Jennifer Sterling Snodgrass (Appalachian State University) As Chair of the Program Committee for the 2017 CMS National Conference, Dr. Emmanuel joins with the former National Vice President of The College Music Society, Dr. Snodgrass, to provide information on proposing community…
Presenters: Members of The College Music Society's Student Advisory Council Designed specifically for student members of the Society, this session includes student presenters Rachel McLaughlin (Valparaiso University), Patrick Jansen (University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music), Catherine Tlusty (North Dakota State University), and Michael Conrad (University of Northern Colorado),…
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