Pedagogies of expertise in musical thought and practice (2017–2019)

1 January 2017
Professor Margaret Barrett 

This project aims to generate new knowledge about the pedagogy and environmental features that underpin the development of early expertise in music. Prior studies of musical expertise have focused on instrumental expertise developed in individual contexts. The project is innovative in its focus on Choral singing, a musical practice in which children (age 6 - 17) attain a standard of expertise unique to that domain and acquired in a collective setting. Through four cases of expert practice in Children's choirs that reflect diverse socio-cultural settings (sacred, secular, male, female, Indigenous choirs) the project intends to inform pedagogical practices and learning environment design for children and young people in and beyond music.

Funded by the the Australian Research Council


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