International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Making Music: Composing New Music with Young Musicians
Bernard W. Andrews

The different ways that young musicians interpret sound and the varied levels of technical ability among them produce unique challenges for composers creating new music for students enrolled in elementary and secondary school music programs. These challenges cannot be resolved by conventional methods alone, that is through textbooks, score study and listening activities, but require problem-solving and contact with young performers. This study will explore the creative solutions that composers implement in generating educational music with the collaboration of teachers and their students.

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