Music Education Outreach Activities
The music education degree programs at The University of Arizona provide a strong foundation for future and continuing teachers. Our graduates secure positions at the finest elementary, secondary, and collegiate level institutions in the country.
Students at all levels in the music education program have the opportunity to teach in a variety of settings including the UA String Project, “Musical Play at the UA” preschool program, the Outreach Band, the Outreach Choir, and The University of Arizona School of Music Lab School in conjunction with Tucson Unified School District.
The University of Arizona introduces the Outreach Choir, a premier auditioned group composed of Tucson area high school students. The ensemble is comprised of students from a number of varying educational backgrounds, including home-schooled students.
The Outreach Honor Band was formed in the fall of 1993. The group services public and private school music programs in the extended Tucson metropolitan area. Membership is open to advanced instrumental and percussion students in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades.
UA String Project
The mission of the UA String Project is to provide Music Education undergraduate and graduate students the experience of real classroom teaching. While teachers gain experience, students in the Tucson community are able to study music with future professionals. The String Project is dedicated to the promotion of a partnership between teaching and learning in music, creating an outreach program designed to inspire and foster creativity among young musicians, and cultivate a learning environment to enable the development of future string teachers.
See the UA String Project Web site for further information
Contact: Dr. Donald Hamann
“Musical Play at the UA” is designed to assist children ages two to five and their parents in building a repertoire of songs and activities for everyday living. Developmentally appropriate songs, materials, and activities include a wide variety of topics, presentations, and interactions. Parents and children sing, move, and play through fingerplays, stories, lullabies, movement games, active listening, and instruments. This program is suspended for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Desert Skies Symposium
To provide a forum in which researchers can share the results of their investigations with K-12 teachers. This biennial event (held in February of odd numbered years) is attended by K-12 teachers as well as professors from all over the United States and several other countries.
Contact: Dr. Shelly Cooper
Journal of String Research
The Journal of String Research is published by the Institute for Innovation in String Music Teaching in the School of Music at The University of Arizona in recognition of the importance of string research in guiding string practice. The Journal of String Research welcomes studies dealing with investigations of a philosophical, historical, or scientific nature that contribute to the understanding of the teaching and learning of strings.
Contact: Dr. Donald L. Hamann, Editor
Journal of String Research
School of Music
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0004
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