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Pedagogical Innovation


Teaching innovation will involve development of methods oriented toward contemporary classical music orchestration, film and television scoring, and pop music production with active participation of student communities across the Partnership. It will include development of a principled theoretical framework and standardized vocabulary for teaching orchestration practice in interactive workshops, use of multitrack listening tools to facilitate the learning of perceptual effects of building up orchestration textures, adaptation of computer-aided orchestration tools to the classroom, evaluation of the efficacy of technological tools in pedagogical settings, development of pedagogical workshops and summer schools on orchestration practice and science, creation of composer/performer research ensembles for interactive orchestration problem solving, and development of “edutainment” applications and events with live orchestras for community outreach to various audiences.