Category Archives: Education
The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Live Music Industries: A Sample of Academic Projects Taking Place Across Europe
After a couple of months on planing, the IASPM event I organised on the impacts of Covid-19 on the European Music Industries took place yesterday. The event featured six speakers, from Wales, England, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands. This work … Continue reading
Popular Music Education in Wales: Time to Move Forward. Tramshed Tech, Cardiff January 30th 2020 (9.30-4.30)
Wales has a unique landscape culturally, politically, linguistically and of course musically. Like other Small Nations, the country has a distinct set of challenges in order to ensure it exploits the full potential of music education. In terms of popular … Continue reading
As the New Year gets underway – here are some examples of student performance work from the BA Popular Music. Enjoy! More to follow.
Just read an interesting article in The Guardian which outlines the employability music graduates. The article goes on to discuss the array of professions that music graduates enter – and the important skills that good degrees indoctrinate into their awards. I … Continue reading
Should parents be able to take their children on holiday during school terms? What are the solutions?
There have been a number of reports in the national press today discussing parents being prosecuted for taking their children on holiday outside of the official school holidays. As this report in the Guardian shows – if you are given … Continue reading
Berklee College of Music started its online program in 2002 when the internet was still figuring itself out. This was pre YouTube or Facebook. Now, over 10,000 students from 140 countries each year enroll in Berklee Online certificate programs including 12 week courses like Pro … Continue reading
I have spent much time over the last several years trying to think more deeply about some of the issues associated with the ways in which students are prepared for higher education music courses. The National Diploma awards which were … Continue reading
I took part in some consultancy work at the weekend on the new A Level Music Syllabus. Although the details are confidential for the moment, it got me thinking about the state of popular music based education during the school … Continue reading
Music, Public Engagement, Widening Participation and Impact. A Study from The University of South Wales
Over the last several years I have been involved in a number of Public Engagement/Widening Participation projects, all of which have had a specific focus on how music can assist the University of South Wales (Previously the University of Glamorgan) … Continue reading
My last musicology session discussed the various ways in which the elements of music impacted our appreciation of music. Factors such as dynamics, texture, timbre, harmony, melody etc are interesting – as they can be discussed with all age groups … Continue reading