Odam, George & Bannan, Nicholas: The Reflective Conservatoire (Ashgate Books) Paperback and DVD


Catalogue No: 9780754654155

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Subtitle: Studies in Music Education Guildhall Research Studies

Department: Biographies & Reference - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents and Reviews

Contents: Preface; List of DVD contents; Introduction: the reflective conservatoire. Part I Reflecting on Conservatoires: Prelude – The developing conservatoire; Creativity and conservatoires: the agenda and the issues, Sean Gregory. Part II Reflecting on Performing and Creating: Prelude – Conservatoires, creativity and performance; Breathing and the oboe: a musical, educational and clinical study, Helena Gaunt; Prelude – Improvisation in music and drama; What makes an audience laugh? A practice-based enquiry into comedy in theatre, Kenneth Rea; Back to the future: towards the revival of extemporisation in classical music performance, David Dolan; Prelude – Creative processes in collaboration; Caprice: music and movement research and development project, Anthony Marwood, Mayuri Boonham and Sean Garland; Isambard Kingdom Brunel: toward an industrial opera, Michael Irwin, Matthew King and Nye Parry. Part III Reflecting on Teaching and Learning: Prelude – On education and training; Creating and communicating: a rationale for piano studies in the conservatoire, Paul Roberts; Prelude – Sharing skills and experience; Performance teaching as a form of research, Robin Bowman; Prelude – Research method into practice; Teacher research in a conservatoire, Simon Purcell; Instrumental/vocal teaching and learning in conservatoires: a case study of teachers’ perceptions, Helena Gaunt. Part IV – Reflecting on Community and Practice: Prelude – Curriculum, community and outreach; The creative music workshop: a contextual study of its origin and practice, Sean Gregory; Collaborative arts practice and identity: the role of leadership, Jackie Walduck; Prelude – Cultural interaction, environment and exchange; This song can come inside, Richard Benjafield; A British musician in a South African context, Katy Gainham; Transcultural arts practice, Jan Hendrickse and Nathan Thomson. Index.