During the 1960’s and 1970’s the majority of public schools in the United States had regular music and art programs as part of their curriculum. The information below relates to the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music for students commencing in 2017 only. Students at Simmons are challenged to consider their own creative production and that of others in a cultural and social context through their study of art and music history.
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival is one of the city’s quirkiest spring events, presenting a day-long celebration of the creative spirit and community pride with a parade of human-powered, handmade floats. Armstrong music students enjoy many opportunities to participate in or simply listen to a variety of music events in the following genres: classical, jazz, folk and popular music.
And once we have an agreement of terms in place, then the Music + Linguistics + Network Theory magic triangle acts like conceptual jet fuel. Vocal and piano majors in music education shall participate in one quarter of a major instrumental ensemble. The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (BAE) is recommended for students planning for careers in music education.
I also think (and I think this for sports as well as music) that by HIGH SCHOOL many less academically oriented kids might tune out if they didn’t have a loved activity to pull them back in. I have over 30 years teaching experience in the Visual Arts, Music and Early Childhood.
If only via anecdotal evidence, we recognize archetypal sounds, organized sounds, and this thing we call music is extraordinarily powerful because of its capacity to convey non-verbal, meaningful transmissions. In Foundation to Year 2, students learn to be an audience for different arts experiences within the classroom.