Reply To: Composition IN-ovations
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The course in collaboration and creativity sounds great but as mentioned earlier, there is so much to cover and our curriculum is tight. I know that we can not add a stand alone class, so I weave creativity and composition through my methods courses. I am also working on ideas to introduce composing as part of the vocal pedagogy class but I’m still working on the details. Finally, I am thinking of bringing in a special guest for one of our Collegiate NAfME meetings who could focus on creativity. I’m curious, K-12 music teachers, how do you use composing with your students? When do you rely on your own compositional skills?