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Why Not Make a Podcast?

Final Projects that Promote Community and Career Development I teach an upper-level class on the history of popular music in America called “The Evolution of the Popular Song.”  The course is a requirement for Belmont’s students whose emphasis or major is in …
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Creative Writing Activities for the Music Classroom

Writing that Works: Creative Writing Activities for the Music Classroom A year ago I attended a workshop lead by faculty members of Belmont University’s English Writing department about Writing Across the Curriculum.  The fundamental idea behind this movement is that writing activities can …

Music Theory Gamification

Whitney Berry, PH.D., discusses her cutting edge approach to music theory gamification – “Theory Survivor.” Connect For Education (C4E): What is your music background and education? Whitney Berry: I have an undergraduate degree in music education, a Master’s degree in music composition and a …
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Tips for Directing A Study Abroad Program

Musicologist, Dr. Ginny Lamothe of Belmont University shares her insights for directing a study abroad program – offering practical advice for safety and sanity. Get the details right, and you set the stage for inspiration and wonder. In May of 2015 I directed my …
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Does Attendance Matter

Foothill College music professor Eric Kuehnl talks about attendance and participation – strategies for student engagement and success. This post first appeared on Professor Kuehnl’s excellent blog, Sonic Science and is reposted here with the author’s permission. I find it ironic that, while …
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What I didn’t Learn Getting My Music Degree

An Exploratory Study of Graduate Student Musicians’ Expressed Opinions of Career Development Opportunities Written by Jennifer Slaughter and D. Gregory Springer Volume: 55 | DOI: This post originally appeared on the College Music Symposium website. C4E wishes to thank The College Music …
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Streaming Music Basics for Professors

The Power of Streaming Music in Teaching and Learning the basics for professors and instructors For many music fans, 2015 ended on a high note. On Christmas Eve, the music of The Beatles became available in a streaming format for the first time. At …
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