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April 12, 2014

Complete education involves classroom, real-world learning

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The combination of classroom learning and practical experience can offer a truly superior method of higher education. Musicians are glad that universities are becoming partners in this effort.

Musicians know that an effective education combines academic theory with “real world” performance. “Experiential education” has always been the basis of music education and musicians applaud the general adoption of these principals in the world of formal education. 

Musicians acknowledge that a good measurement of educational success is whether the student can actually do the job for which he has been educated. Can the musician perform the music he has been hired to play? Many musicians feel this is a good standard to apply to any academic endeavor. Musicians are glad that colleges are seeking to offer programs that clearly relate theoretical concepts to actual applications after graduation.

Dr. Janet Nepkie is a member of the music industry faculty in the music department of the State University College at Oneonta. Her columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/musicbeat.

 

 

 

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