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Rosenboom will be keynote speaker at College Music Society 2018 Pacific Southwest Regional Conference

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Music 4505 South Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV, 89119 United States (map)

Rosenboom will give a keynote speech titled Collapsing Distinctions— Transcultural and Transmodern Music Education for Holistic Music Artists Today at this conference to be held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Mar 17 2018 - 4:15pm

University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Music, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5025

Abstract: Performance practices and composing methods are increasingly being integrated into holistic musical practices today. Furthermore, the sources of musical inspiration accessible to new generations of music students are global in origin and stylistically egalitarian. These young music artists are globally connected, collaborative and social, inquisitive and creative, customizers and experimenters, and are determined with a sense of urgency. At the same time, the landscape of professional music careers that these young music artists will enter has been changing radically and rapidly. The era of the pre-determined, narrowly specialized music careers is ending. This raises key questions for the design of music curricula today, including: What is the content of an appropriate core curriculum in music now? How can we create flexible learning pathways that enable students to acquire individually designed skillsets to support unique and often unpredictable, career goals? How can we best prepare these students to be global artistic citizens? How can we maintain high standards of quality in an environment of great musical and cultural diversity? This presentation will explore such topics and describe a new approach to the design of music curricula underway now in The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts.