Performing (Musical) Great Expectations : the reality of Higher Music Education in the neo-liberal global contexts

Minors, Helen (2019) Performing (Musical) Great Expectations : the reality of Higher Music Education in the neo-liberal global contexts. In: Performance Studies in Higher Music Education; 11-13 April 2019, Pitea, Sweden. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This presentation explores the value, variety and viability of performance courses within Higher Music Education [HME], specifically within the UK. Firstly, the current neoliberal context is set, to illustrate the precipice at which HME sits within UK HEIs. Secondly, issues of accountability, cost and impact are outlined, before, thirdly, focusing on the requirements of performance curriculum for the 21st century. What should a performance curriculum include? How should this practical curriculum be delivered? The paper engages with specific examples drawn from UK HEIs, in identifying curriculum approaches to inclusive curriculum, partnership working (collaboration), service learning (placements, internships, and community engagement), critical artistry, improvisation, digital cultures, accessibility and wellbeing. How can an inclusive curriculum be constructed which engages with the depth and breadth of music performance skills, alongside those digital technology and employable transferrable skills? The concepts of Musicking and Musical Democracy will be used to critically explore what changes might take place and to identify significant develops in recent years.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Event Title: Performance Studies in Higher Music Education
Organising Body: Pitea School of Music, Lulea University of Technology
Research Area: Education
Music
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts, Culture and Communication
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Helen Minors
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 11:30
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/42816

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