About Music-In-Education at New England Conservatory
The Music-In-Education program supports New England Conservatory's core mission to prepare students as complete "artist-teacher-scholars" by enlisting studio, theory, history, technology, and music education faculty to prepare NEC students not only as better musicians, but as more effective teachers and missionaries for music in a wide range of educational contexts — skills that are now a part of virtually every musician's career in music.
The MIE Concentration is open to any New England Conservatory student, regardless of program major or degree. The Concentration program is designed to work with cooperatively with curricular requirements for any student. This is made possible due to the fact that MIE courses can be taken for either zero or two credits, to account for credit limits in some degree programs. Additionally, MIE graduate courses are open to undergraduate enrollment via faculty petition, and vice versa.
To earn a Concentration in Music-In-Education, students must complete the following requirements:
Take a total of four MIE courses, one of which must be an MIE Core Course;
Complete a minimum of two guided internships, each which must be pre-approved by the MIE Research Center;
Provide thorough documentation of each MIE course & internship experience, using processfolios as encouraged by MIE Research Center;
Create a cumulative portfolio of all MIE coursework and undergo an exit interview with MIE Faculty and Staff.
The MIE Concentration program prides itself on its ability to provide individualized instruction for each program participant. Additionally, NEC students are welcome to enroll in any MIE course, regardless of whether they intend to pursue an MIE Concentration. More information about the MIE Guided Internsip Program can be found at www.mieatnec.org/internships.html.
Check back soon for a listing of current Music-in-Education courses.
PAUL BURDICK MIE 281: Performing Artists in Schools • MIE 285: Performing Artists in Community Outreach
Paul Burdick is a composer, theorist, and educator who specializes in music and technology. He has worked in the field of algorithmic composition, developing composition software in conjunction with Soundtrack Recording Studios. Music created with this software is used as theme and underscore for nationally syndicated cable television. He has also composed for film, with broadcasts on PBS and WNET in New York. His orchestral works have been performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic and his chamber music has been performed by the Josquin Cage New Music Ensemble and in the Brookline Library New Music Series.
B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M., NEC. Theory and composition with Hugo Norden, John Bavicchi, William Thomas McKinley, Robert Cogan. Former faculty of Northeastern University.
LYLE DAVIDSON MIE 222: Models of Teaching and Learning • MIE 521: Developmental Psychology of Teaching & Learning
MIE 525: Comprehensive Assessment in MIE • MIE 541: Intro to MIE Research Methods
Lyle Davidson conducts research in music and cognition, pedagogy, and assessment; and is a founding member of the Conservatory Laboratory Charter School. As Director of Research at the Lincoln Center Institute in New York, he worked on arts intensification in public schools. For 15 years he was on staff at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero where he directed the music group in several studies spanning early childhood and adult development, portfolio assessment, and learning in the arts. He lectures widely in the U.S., Europe, China, and Australia on musical development, cognition, and assessment in the arts. He published on the development of musical ability across a wide span of ages, including studies of preschoolers’ singing and assessment of the impact of musical training on cognitive development in music. He has composed for the Ina Hahn Dance Company, for Houghton Mifflin’s educational films division, and for Dance Circle. His choral, band, chamber, solo, and electronic works are published by E.C. Schirmer.
B.M., M.M., NEC; University Scholar in psychology, Boston University. Theory and composition with Arthur Berger, Francis Judd Cooke, Daniel Pinkham, Luise Vosgerchian. Psychology with Howard Gardner and Sigmund Koch. Former faculty of Eastman School of Music, MIT, Harvard University, and Central Conservatory, Beijing.
WARREN SENDERS MIE 245: Improvisation in General Music • MIE 351: Cross Cultural Alternatives for MIE
Warren Senders is an internationally recognized musician and educator with decades of involvement in the artistic and pedagogical traditions of India as well as those of Western, African and African-American musics. He has received numerous fellowships and awards for his mastery of the Hindustani khyal vocal style; his concerts in India, Europe and North America have been widely acclaimed. Also trained as a jazz bassist, he founded the pan-cultural ensemble Antigravity in 1981; the group's two CDs have received raves from music critics all over the world. As a teacher, he is dedicated advocate of experiential "learning-by-doing." As part of his work with the Music-in-Education faculty at New England Conservatory of Music, he has developed curriculum initiatives in which music from many cultures is integrated into the pedagodical process in subjects as diverse as poetry, history and art. An expert on the stimulation and nurturing of individual creativity, Mr. Senders is on the faculty of Music Education at the New England Conservatory of Music, a creativity consultant for Babson College's MBA program, and a core member of Boston's Jazz Composers' Alliance.
Former faculty of University of Vermont, Emerson College, Babson College, Berklee College of Music, Museum School of Fine Arts.
Learn more about Warren at www.warrensenders.com
LARRY SCRIPP MIE 221: Introduction to MIE • MIE 290: Extended Internship Seminar • MIE 511: Graduate Seminar in MIE
Larry Scripp, Ed.D., is an accomplished educator, researcher, and administrator in music. As a musician, Dr. Scripp has composed many works in the past for musical theater, modern dance, film, and children's animation, and directed a variety of community orchestras and contemporary performing groups in the Boston area. As a research scholar and consultant for arts in education in the past, he has investigated artistic development in children at Harvard Project Zero and assessment of arts and general education programs. He has designed and carried out research studies investigating young children's symbolic development, musical perception, musical representation, giftedness, and the development of computer-supported curricula in the arts and humanities. Dr. Scripp became Chair of the Music Education Department at New England Conservatory in 1998. His current publications can be found in the Journal for Learning Through Music (music-in-education.org), in the Critical Links Report (aep-arts.org), and in the International Handbook on Innovation (Shavinina, L. Elsevier Science Ltd.). Formerly the Director of the Founding Coalition and Co-Director of the Conservatory Lab Charter School, Larry Scripp now directs the Music in Education Learning Laboratory School Network, a network of schools in over six states dedicated to the evolving role of music and musicians in research-based music programs in public schools and funded by the Federal Department of Education. Larry collaborates with Patrick Keppel in the publication of the Journal for Learning Through Music.
B.M., Boston University; Ed.M. and Ed.D., Harvard University. NEC Faculty in Theoretical Studies and Music in Education at New England Conservatory, and Faculty Member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Arts in Education Program.
PATRICK KEPPEL Editor, Journal for Music-in-Education & Journal for Learning Through Music
Patrick Keppel is the director of the NEC Writing Center and is the Editor of The New England Conservatory Journal for Learning through Music. He is also a writer of fiction and plays. He is a featured writer on the web journal Web del Sol, and last year his story "A Vectorial History of Leroy Pippin" was read by Eli Wallach at Symphony Space in New York as part of NPR's Selected Shorts program. His plays have been presented at The Boston Playwrights' Theatre, The Huntington Theatre's Studio 210, the Boston University School for the Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Keppel received the Sproat Award for Excellence in Teaching at Boston University. Patrick Keppel grew up in Kansas City, MO., before working his way east till he hit water. His works have been published in The Literary Review, The Berkeley Fiction Review, and Tamaqua. At this point Patrick is investing in cyclone fencing in preparation for an imminent groupie onslaught.
B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame; M.A., Boston University.
RANDY WONG Program & Research Coordinator • MIENC Information Architect
Bassist, composer, arts educator, and bandleader Randy Wong is working to establish himself amongst a new generation of Artist-Teacher-Scholars.
Randy has long been a proponent of interdisciplinary, project-based forms of teaching and learning in education. Originally from Kailua, Hawaii, his interests in studying assessment methods for learning through the arts stem from positive personal experiences he had as a youth at Hanahauoli School (Honolulu, Hawaii). Co-founder of the critically-acclaimed Hawaiian jam band Akamai Brain Collective and the exotic tiki-tainment band Waitiki, Randy has led both ensembles in tours of North America, Mexico, and Hawaii.
In 2003 he co-founded the independent record label & music publishing company Pass Out Records; the label's first release was nominated for "Hawaiian Instrumental Album of the Year" at the Hawaii Music Awards, and its second release "Dimensions" received multiple nominations at Hawaii's Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
Currently, Randy's music can be heard on NPR-affiliate stations throughout the U.S., and also in Canada, Mexico, the UK, and Japan.
B.M. in Classical Double Bass Performance (with MIE Concentration), New England Conservatory; Ed.M in Arts In Education, Harvard University; Graduate studies in Double Bass at Carnegie Mellon University.
Andrew Bisset, a cutting edge artist with an ear-blistering sound, fuses
Stockhausenian sonorities with Grand Master Flash breaks into a catastrophic sonic
journey with a hint of Attention Deficit Disorder. His output never failing to push the
envelope, his voice never settling into a fixed dialect, he is the Rubric's Cube of his art.
While currently working on producing IDM (Intelligent Dance Music), Drum & Bass and
experimental electronic tracks, he has also written a number of successful acoustic works.
B.M. in Composition (with MIE Concentration), New England Conservatory.
David Reider is Visiting Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he directs technology learning programs and initiatives. He is also Senior Research Associate at Boston College Lynch School of Education and Principal of Education Design, an educational consulting firm in Cambridge specializing in program evaluation. He has been very active both in developing, promoting, designing and evaluating educational reform efforts on two fronts: integrating the arts into mainstream curriculum, and designs for enhanced learning through technologies. He has conducted program evaluations in the arts, technology, and< mathematics, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra Educational Programs, PT3 Teacher Preparation Programs and Massachusetts Educational Technology Use (U.S. Dept. of Education), Math Excellence (GE fund) and the Dept. of Defense Schools worldwide. He currently is external program evaluator for the MIENC as well as for the WGBH/NEC partnership project Music and Words. His Kids ‘N Music model, developed for Co-nect schools in five states explored how the arts can lead to classroom study in all other curricular areas while developing overall learning mastery. Kids N Blues was nominated to the President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities 1998 National Report of Best Practices and won the National School Board Association 1998 Technology Innovation Award.
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