Saturday, January 8th | 10:25AM – 11:15PM
Location: Student Union Room 1
Encouraging Differentiation Through Participatory Music Making
Clinician: Dr. Cara Bernard
Type: Higher Ed
Synopsis: Students come to the music classroom with varying degrees of skill, interest, and comfort toward making music, yet educators must consider how to meet the needs of all students regardless of ability. Participatory music making (PMM) might meet these needs. This session offers strategies for implementing PMM in various types of music classrooms, including differentiating music making for participation, extending participation through performance, and mediating participation through technologies. These strategies can be used to differentiate music making, giving students options that encourage comfortable interactions with music and ensuring all students experience success in all skill levels.