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Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Colloquium : “To Keep Me Sane”: The Role of Ensemble Participation for Non-Music Majors
February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division
“To Keep Me Sane”:
The Role of Ensemble Participation for Non-Music Majors
This talk compares and contrasts ensemble participation between music major experiences and those of non-music majors. It then goes on to isolate Mines-specific reasons for participating and the role of music in students’ lives before Mines, while here, and how they view its potential role in their lives after graduation. The talk concludes by addressing ways we can blend formal pedagogical goals and informal social objectives. Information includes both casual observations of or conversations with students and surveys given to the Mines Symphony Orchestra in the fall semesters of 2018 and 2019.
Dr. Greenwood is a Teaching Associate Professor at Mines where she has directed the Mines Symphony Orchestra since 2014. She recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder where in addition to regularly performing she researched and created an online database of recent works for clarinet written by women as well as pedagogical methods for teaching octatonic and whole tone scales. Greenwood received her Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of North Texas where she also studied music theory as a related field, and her Bachelor of Music comes from Missouri State University. Her teachers include Dr. Alison Storochuk, Daryl Coad, and Daniel Silver.
When: February 12, 2020, 12:00 – 12:50 PM
Where: Stratton Hall 104
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