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Brigid G Moran

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Reflecting on two years at Teachers College 

In one week from tomorrow my education at Teachers College will come to an end; it is hard to believe that it as already been two years. I came to teachers college with a BA in music from a very traditional music program. My undergraduate education focused on performing, learning theory, ear training, history etc. …

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Social Networking and Our Students 

In the year 2011, I would safely bet that all of our students either own a computer or have access to one. With these computers comes access to the internet and of course social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It seems to me that the age of people using these sites is getting …

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Ableton Live Project 

Ableton Live Project Over the last few weeks I have been working with a sequencing program in class, Ableton Live. As opposed to other programs we had worked with in class, I had no experience with this; I had actually never heard of it. Before we began working with it, we were told that it …

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Creating an Educated Audience 

In the past week I have attended two concerts, both of which I enjoyed immensely. This made me think, would I enjoy them as much if I had little or no knowledge of music? The answer, probably not. A live performance, whether classical, rock, techno, or jazz, is meant to entertain and captivate the audience. …

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“Glee” and its Portrayal of Music Education 

As a fan of the show "Glee", I often think about how the show portrays Music Education. I enjoy the show and think that the idea of showing music as something fun to be a part of sparks a curiosity in students about what it would be like to participate in a similar activity. Although …

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Music and the Brain 

I am currently reading an extremely interesting book, Daniel Levitin's "This is Your Brain on Music." As someone who was a Psychology minor and is pursuing a career in Music Education, I was interested in how this book would relate the two topics. Throughout the book, Levitin explores different musical elements such as timbre, rhythm, …

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Technology’s effect on Music 

iPads, iPhones, Rockband, Garageband. These are just a few of the technological advances that are affecting the field of music. There is no question that they are available and frequently used not only by adults, but by teenagers and even younger children. In today's society it is plausible that a child's first experience with making …

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Music Education and technology 

In today's music education, technology is extremely useful. Students are exposed to technology both in and out of the classroom. I would venture to say that technology is one of the few things that today's youth uses for both education and recreation. Since our students are so well versed in technology, I believe that teachers …

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