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Sound Explorations: Creating, Expressing, and Improving Communities

We are excited to announce that the Consortium for Innovation and Transformation in Music Education was recently awarded a Playlists for Learning grant from the Digital Media and Learning Competition 6 to develop connected learning playlists.

Our project, Sound Explorations: Creating, Expressing, and Improving Communities, connects pre-service and in-service music educators, teaching artists, community youth organizations, and youth to create a set of six interconnected learning playlists with multiple learning pathways around the following themes:

  • Building instruments and interfaces
  • Coding and programming music
  • Connecting music and culture
  • Jamming: Solo and Groups
  • Making beats
  • Producing music

Learning experiences will emphasize creativity and self-expression while fostering musical inquiry, deepening musical skills and understandings, and strengthening participants’ sense of selves as musical people who make a difference in their communities and society.

The Consortium for Innovation and Transformation in Music Education will work closely with NYU’s MusEdLab and other partners and consultants to develop connected learning playlists that merge:

  • Robust foundations of pedagogy and curriculum supporting musicianship and musical inquiry developed in K-12 music programs
  • Diverse interest-based aspects of after school programs
  • Support for personal and social growth in community youth programs

We will post updates and opportunities to collaborate with us on the grant over the course of the project for the next year.

Contact the grant PI, Dr. Evan Tobias with any questions or to find out how you might be a part of this initiative.

Fill out this form to share your perspectives, resources, or request to be included on a design team:

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