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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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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 …

Music Dictionary

The best music dictionary on the web is completely free! In partnership with Virginia Tech, Connect For Education (C4E) has redesigned and enhanced the original Virginia Tech music dictionary to bring you the brand new OnMusic Dictionary—an online music reference used by …
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Reading Chord Symbols

How to Read and Write Chord Symbols The ability to read a chord symbol and name the pitches of its chord is an essential skill for all musicians. I use it constantly in all of my music theory, analysis and orchestration courses to …
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Music Appreciation Teaching Resources

Great Resources for Teaching Music Appreciation and other Music Survey Courses for Non-Music Majors Teaching something as broad as ‘music appreciation’ or ‘listening to music’ or ‘music in our world’ can be a daunting task. And for most instructors, teaching music appreciation …
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