Reply To: iPads in Music Composition
Hi, JMay (and Pete!),
I have done only a bit of exploration of using iOS devices for teaching music composition. I’d like to give it more emphasis in the undergraduate music technology course I teach. As you can see from Pete’s response above, there are many more teachers far more knowledgable than I—here are a few whose work I’ve been looking at:
Brant Schneider (http://brandtschneider.blogspot.com/) and I have never met, but I’ve learned from reading about his applications of iPads in a variety of music classes.
Clint Randles (http://www.clintrandles.com) is a faculty member at University of South Florida who plays in a faculty and graduate student iPad ensemble called “Touch.” Their performances include original compositions.
Bill Bauer (http://www.billbauer.net) is a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University who has some helpful handouts on his website you might want to check out.
Scott Watson (http://www.enter.net/~ascott/) has written a wonderful book about music technology and creativity (http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Music/MusicEducation/?view=usa&ci=9780199742776) that includes lesson plans that might help you think about developing projects for your own classroom.
I hope you find this list helpful—and hope others will chime in and share resources!