Tuesday, January 20, 2015

News U Can Use: "Middle Schoolers Composing New Music"

JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW MIDDLE YEAR STUDENTS ARE CHANGING OUR WORLD AND CREATING NEW THINGS WAY BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL OR ADULT YEARS!

"When Olentangy students hear the word composer, they too often think of a long-dead European in a powdered wig.

That's the opinion of Aaron Given, a music instructor at Olentangy Hyatts and Liberty middle schools, who hopes a new project will change that.
Given has commissioned a piece for his bands from Scott McAllister, a composer and professor of composition at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. McAllister will answer questions and get ideas from the middle school students during the composition process through online video chats.

Given said he wanted to give his students an inside look at the creative process of a renowned professional.... "

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