Project EMBRACE: Exploring Musical Boundaries, Relationships, and Artistry inComposition and the Environment

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Williams, Elizabeth; Donnermeyer, Jacob; Tesla, Katelyn; Gasser, Rachael
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Cultivating young, holistic musicians requires fostering both technique and ingenuity. The NKU String Project engaged in a composition project wherein undergraduates taught children the art of composition through an environmental lens. Students were guided to write and perform original works of music inspired by nature and environmental concepts. The results consisted of original works of music (composed by youth students) that demonstrated comprehension of musical language through the use of good practices in melodic, harmonic, and formal norms of western music. A performance and demonstration was presented at the American String Teacher’s Association National Conference in Louisville, KY on March 5, 2014.