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Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology Conference

NYU Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab)
NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012 
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Saturday, August 6 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Music Composition as Experience: New Strategies for the Modern Classroom

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Through a combination of long standing music pedagogies, new technology and a student driven curriculum we can give every student access to the powerful experience of being a composer. The main objective of this workshop is to help educators learn new, progressive techniques that are enhanced by technology and involve a community of musicians and composers. We’ll explore strategies that use technology as well as traditional classroom instruments in a way that gives students the experience of “playing” with theoretical concepts. We’ll examine how a project based composition project can meet the needs of every student in a typical music class while providing a powerful, real world experience of being a composer. Finally, we will see how in a connected world it is now feasible to have every composition performed by a live ensemble either onsite or remotely. 

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Matt McLean

Director, Young Composers & Improvisors Workshop
Matt McLean is a full time music teacher at Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School. Matt is the founding director of Young Composer & Improvisors Workshop a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing composition to the music classroom. Having over 19 years of full... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 779 - 7th Floor

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