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Teaching Music Technology: Lessons From the Trenches

  • Raymond Riley, Alma College
  • Date:Thursday, January 19
  • Time:9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:DeVos - River Overlook AB
  • Session Type:Demonstration
  • Learner Outcome 1:understand some of the challenges music technology instructors face
  • Learner Outcome 2:learn some effective approaches to assessing student work and creativity
  • Learner Outcome 3:learn techniques to accommodate differing levels of student musical background and musicianship

Having taught music technology for over twenty years, I have developed and refined many different types of music tech assignments for both music majors and non-music students. This presentation explores some of these projects and examines both the design and methods of assessment. What makes a good project rubric? What are some of the challenges to providing meaningful feedback? Examples will include projects from Audacity, GarageBand, Logic Pro and Reason.

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