An Asian Perspective on Study Abroad

In my new role as Co-head of Keyboard at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Australia, I find myself checking in frequently with colleagues here about the future of their students. Will they pursue graduate studies abroad? If so, in the US, Europe, or elsewhere? Do these students generally return "home" to Australia or do they remain abroad? ...
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Celebrating 100 Years: The Australian Music Examinations Board

EDITOR'S NOTE: As a new resident to Australia and having recently joined the faculty at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, I am naturally quite eager to learn about music education in this region of the world. What common denominators exist between the United States and Australia, and which differing approaches are intr...
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DIGITAL-ONLY CONTENT: Online teaching: How I work with my students in Saudi Arabia

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When I moved back to the United States after living in Saudi Arabia for fifteen years, I went from a full teaching studio of over 50 students along with a mentorship program to teaching a smaller number of students online. I had been teaching online students in the United States for several years while living in the middle east and now I was flippi...
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¿Por qué no?

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Upon completing my master's degree, I considered various ideas as to where and how to continue my education. Although pursuing a doctoral degree is essential for musicians who wish to achieve careers in academia, the time commitment and financial investment did not feel right for me at that point. During my years in undergraduate and graduate schoo...
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Teaching in other cultures

In today's diverse world, piano teachers - even those in the U.S. - increasingly require special insight and compassion to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by working with students fro m a variety of cultures. Government and private industry employees are routinely required to complete diversity training on an annual basis. As the U....
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How Do You Use Technology to Teach Composition?

from the series: Tomorrow Today: Technology George Litterst, Editor Current technologies offer students and professionals a clear connection between the notation of a composition and the resulting sound of the piece. I first became excited about composition in high school. My early attempts were very simple and naive, but the results were...
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What About Piano Study in Australia and the People's Republic of China?

I remember well standing backstage in Kansas City in the 1970s after a recital of the French soprano Régine Crespin and hearing her admonish an over-eager admirer who gushed that her Carmen was the best since the immortal Calve. "Comparisons are odious," Crespin said with grandeur." I wish to be considered unique in all things." But to educato...
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