Teaching Material

Student Work

Student work is fostered in a creative and participative environment where collage, critical thinking and research writ large is undertaken.  These are values that should be fostered from very early on and that can be accomplished in complex terms by students at any stage of their development.  Below are some examples of such work:


Here are the surmised directions for the completion of a podcast project I develop with first year students: Podcast must present the independent and creative work of each student based upon the ideas, texts, videos or discussions developed throughout the semester.  The Final Podcast Theme is “Changing the Future of Music Education:  My Manifesto.”

The following elements are necessary:

    • A vision, both practical and conceptual, for music education;
    • Images, videos and text from a variety of sources, including some discussed in class;
    • Original text/idea that structures the podcast;

Elements of your own ‘philosophy’ of music education;

  • Interviews;
  • Reference to all information used;
  • Podcasts cannot be longer than 5 minutes and should make full use of current technology.

Here are examples from recent student work: