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Lessons In Diversity And Bias, Grace Haynes, Angela Pratesi, Veronica Wells Apr 2019

Lessons In Diversity And Bias, Grace Haynes, Angela Pratesi, Veronica Wells

Veronica Wells

There is an urgent need for social justice. This need expands far beyond the walls of an information literacy classroom, but there is important work that can be done in these spaces. Lessons designed to stimulate student’s critical thinking about their personal assumptions and latent biases by using different kinds of information sources is one way music and instruction librarians can advance equity and inclusion through teaching. In this active-learning session, attendees will participate in several condensed lessons designed to challenge their worldview in order to facilitate the uncovering of unknown biases. At the same time, they will learn ...


How Students Information Literacy Skills Change Over Time: A Longitudinal Study, Veronica Wells Apr 2019

How Students Information Literacy Skills Change Over Time: A Longitudinal Study, Veronica Wells

Veronica Wells

How do students’ information literacy skills change over the course of their undergraduate education? We assume or at least hope they will improve. But do they? And if so, by how much? At the University of the Pacific, we are using the SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) Test to assess undergraduate students’ information literacy skills and to see how they have changed over time. The SAILS Test is a multiple-choice test that has been used by more than 200 universities across the world. According to their website, the SAILS Test can “determine how well your students can navigate ...


Applying Brain Research To Classroom Strategies, John W. Flohr, Diane C. Persellin Jan 2018

Applying Brain Research To Classroom Strategies, John W. Flohr, Diane C. Persellin

Diane Persellin

Research in the field of neuroscience has exploded in the past decade. The word brain appears in the title of nearly 40,000 books and CDs indicating intense interest in this area of study. What can music educators learn from recent investigations—often termed brain research—to guide music teaching and learning? The following ideas are intended to have broad applications and may inspire you to investigate this fascinating area of literature more thoroughly. While some findings are new, other studies affirm what music educators have previously found to be effective.


Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager Jun 2016

Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Igor Stravinsky (June 17, 1882/April 6, 1971) 

His works defined and incorporated the elements of Primitivism & Cubism. This short lecture discusses these principles through the following works and much more.
The Rite of Spring and The Firebird. Video example/performances bring to life this 20th century period of extremism . You are free to use and incorporate this information into your classroom courses.


The Effects Of A Cooperative Learning Environment On Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Interest In And The Application Of Music Into Core Academic Subjects, John O. Egger Feb 2016

The Effects Of A Cooperative Learning Environment On Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Interest In And The Application Of Music Into Core Academic Subjects, John O. Egger

John Okley Egger

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of cooperative learning on preservice elementary teachers’ interest in, and the application of music into, core academic subjects. Participants (N = 59) were preservice elementary teachers enrolled in four class sections of a music method course designed for elementary education majors at a large southern university. All members participating in the study were placed by section for eight weeks in one of two groups-an individualistic learning group or cooperative learning group.
During the first 6 weeks of the study, participants worked on a music integration project. The purpose of the project ...


In Search Of The Wind-Band (Video Trailer) Book Video Excerpts From Around The Globe, Dan Rager Feb 2016

In Search Of The Wind-Band (Video Trailer) Book Video Excerpts From Around The Globe, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

 “International Instrumental Dissemination” describes instrument types in 16 countries that include Rock & Roll to Sousa and Puccini. This book explores detailed and precise history. The 21 chapters contain hundreds of photos, videos, mp3 and pdf files bringing to life unknown cultures and ensembles from around the globe from which I visited and recorded first hand. The book is designed to take an entire semester to study and explore. I promise you have never heard or seen most of these groups much less the enormous, precise evolution of instruments presented in the book. Where did our modern instruments evolve from? Do ...


Robert Schuman "Novellette In F Major", Opus. 21 No. 1 (Part 1), Dan Rager Dec 2015

Robert Schuman "Novellette In F Major", Opus. 21 No. 1 (Part 1), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This paper is an analysis of Robert Schumann’s "Novellette in F Major", Op. 21 no. 1. Musical Elements include but are NOT limited to: Musical form,  contour motion, tonal key centers (Major/minor), figurative motives, chordal progressions, modulations, Neapolitan and tonicization chords, thematic material, phrasing and arppegiated rhythms,chromatic mediant key relationships, rhythmic patterns and harmonic progressions. These and many other elements are explored through notational samples to better understand the analysis. Full scores are available online or can be purchased to further your own analysis.


The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager Dec 2015

The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the role of music and dance in African life and how it is intertwined with the culture. The author investigates many styles, elements and ngomas to show how they are used in daily life from the womb to the grave.

Music and other art forms are an inseparable part of African life and are culminated into everyday activities. Instrumental, singing and dance are art forms embedded in the diverse cultures of African peoples and their traditions, beliefs, values, religions and artistic expression.

According to the author, traditional arts practices can contribute to creativity, perception and understanding of ...


Robert Schumann "Novellette" Opus 21- No. 1 / Full Piano Score (Part 2), Dan Rager Dec 2015

Robert Schumann "Novellette" Opus 21- No. 1 / Full Piano Score (Part 2), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Full piano score to Robert Schumann’s "Novellette in F Major", Op. 21 no. 1. Find complete analysis of it in "Part 1".


The Band Came Back (Sousa -1895/Clarke - 1926/Rager - 2016), Dan Rager Dec 2015

The Band Came Back (Sousa -1895/Clarke - 1926/Rager - 2016), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

PowerPoint Presentation:

The Band Came Back: For lack of a better description, this music was billed as a “fantastic episode.” To catch the audience by surprise it was always programmed by Sousa as the first piece after an intermission. The house lights were turned off, revealing an empty stage. Slowly and deliberately, the musicians entered, playing singly, in pairs, trios or quartets. Each played some popular tune upon entering, sometimes with an accompaniment provided by musicians already onstage. Only after all of his players had entered and were seated did Sousa make his appearance, conducting only the last note. Although ...


Musical Syntax (Music Vs. Human Language), Dan Rager Dec 2015

Musical Syntax (Music Vs. Human Language), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

(A Non-musical explanation for both non-musicians and musicians)


MUSICAL LANGUAGE    
Vs.
HUMAN SPEECH LANGUAGE


Music For Life; A Self-Reflective Study On Childhood Experiences Formulating Music Education Perspectives And Philosophies., John Heyworth Oct 2015

Music For Life; A Self-Reflective Study On Childhood Experiences Formulating Music Education Perspectives And Philosophies., John Heyworth

John Heyworth

Lifetime experiences in music, whether good or bad, can still have a positive influence in developing inclusive approaches to music teaching. This study is a self –reflective look at how such childhood to adulthood experiences helped shape an approach to music teachingthat enabled successful music making in the general classroom. An approach towards developing positive, inclusive and enjoyable music experiences for primary school students.


In Search Of The Wind-Band: An International Expedition, Daniel Rager Jun 2015

In Search Of The Wind-Band: An International Expedition, Daniel Rager

Dan Rager

In Search of the Wind-Band: An International Expedition is a new interactive E-book, exploring 16 countries.

The first-of-a-kind, interactive encyclopedic e-book uses text, video, mp3 and pdf files to bring the history and development of the wind-band to life.

1. Overture: What Constitutes a Wind Band? - 2. Introduction to European History and Development - 3. Historical Homogeneous Wind-Bands - 4. American Wind Music - 5. Denmark Wind Music - 6. Finnish Wind Music - 7. Industry Wind Bands - 8. Ireland Wind Music - 9. Japanese Wind Music - 10. Mexican Wind Music - 11. Native American Indian Wind Music - 12. Penitentiary Wind Music - 13. Russian Wind Music - 14 ...


History Of The Blues, Dan Rager Dec 2014

History Of The Blues, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This all inclusive History of the Blues introduction begins as early as 1400, when the first global trading routes began. Two early maps are enclosed from this period showing the direction and locations from which people, food and supplies were moved.

This research presentation illustrates African tribes such as the Arada, Dahomey and Fulani who sang music in their daily rituals and ceremonies long before they were moved to other continents. Early developmental music elements are introduced including spirituals, worksongs, Scottish ballads, Methodist and Baptist hymns, call and response, guttural effects, interpolated vocality, falsetto and blue notes. All of these ...


J. P. Sousa Vol 15 (The Band Came Back), Dan Rager Dec 2014

J. P. Sousa Vol 15 (The Band Came Back), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

1 Prince Charming – March (1928) 3:41 2 Across the Danube – March (1877) 2:25 3 The Band Came Back (arr. Dan Rager) (1895/1926)* 13:35 4 Magna Charta – March (1927) 2:34 5 Chris and the Wonderful Lamp – Electric Ballet from Act II (1899)* 3:36 6 Legionnaires – March (1930) 2:51 7 Chopin arr. Sousa: Nocturne No. 11 (1838)* 6:43 8 Volunteers – March (1918) 3:23 9 Désirée – Selections (1884/1894)* 8:46 0 Pet of the Petticoats – March (1883) 1:57 ! Gliding Girl – Tango (1912) 3:32 @ Ben Bolt – March (1883) 2:51 # Yorktown Centennial ...


Catalog Of Current Compositions, Dan Rager Dec 2014

Catalog Of Current Compositions, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Catalog of instrumental and choral works ranging from solo ensembles, duets, quartets, quintets, sextets, brass choir, percussion ensembles, woodwind and brass ensembles, concert / symphonic band, symphony orchestra and choral music. Works include Symphonies 1 & 2, Concertos 1 & 2 and other large symphonic contemporary works.


The Evolution And Antithesis Of Western Music, Dan Rager Dec 2014

The Evolution And Antithesis Of Western Music, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the Evolution and Antithesis of Western Music from early Biblical Times (3500 B.C.) through the Baroque Period (1600-1750 A. D.). The material presented encompasses many different cultures from around the world. Herein, the Sumerians, Babylonians, Greeks, Jews, Romans, and other cultures are examined. Religious and cultural ideologies clash while similarities parallel these mediums exposing juxtapositions that transcend throughout the ages.
The article discusses early musical systems, periodical musical practices, musical elements (voices vs. instruments) permitted and forbidden by the church, the use of sacred and secular music and the development of these “musical forms” which include ...


Creating And Marketing Your Demo Cd, Daniel Rager Dec 2014

Creating And Marketing Your Demo Cd, Daniel Rager

Dan Rager

A "one stop book" used in ALL genres of music today and is a required text for many college and university music business courses.

A complete guide on how to create successful DEMO's along with the tools of the trade on getting published, Record deals, Funding, obtaining Copyrights, Contracts, Press Kits, Band business, Touring and much more.

This book is an insightfully direct and informational text without the fluff of other musical books on the subject. It shows the MAZE and money flow of the music business and has a listing of 680 Publishing companies and 125 Record labels ...


Aesthetics In Culture, Dan Rager Nov 2014

Aesthetics In Culture, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the role of aesthetics in art, music, non-art objects, and activities in daily life. It shows that recognition is vital to our understanding of art and art-objects and sometimes creates conflicts which ask, what does one do with art? The question becomes more confusing when we think about non-art objects and activities which concern our everyday experiences from eating, clothing, cleaning and dealing with life's natural elements. The author points out that Western cultures have a distinct artworld that is usually limited for special occasions set aside for that purpose. He suggests that aesthetics in culture ...


The Interpretation Of Sousa, Daniel Rager Nov 2014

The Interpretation Of Sousa, Daniel Rager

Dan Rager

This article creates a recording anthology from four of John P. Sousa's finest marches and includes "The Washington Post," "The Fairest of the Fair," "Hands Across the Sea," and "The Thunder." The titles were chosen because of their popularity as being the most recorded marches, and that they all have a common thread between them. Together, they create a unique collage of themes that when put together take on a new life. The author shows how all four compositions were assembled into a symphony titled Symphony on the Themes of Sousa written by Hollywood composer Ira Hearshen. Frederick Fennell ...


Johann Sebastian Bach's Wind/Brass Instruments And Scoring Techniques, Daniel Rager Nov 2014

Johann Sebastian Bach's Wind/Brass Instruments And Scoring Techniques, Daniel Rager

Dan Rager

Each time period has its own social, cultural and religious rules from which composers obey. Bach’s sacred and secular works walk a fine line and are hard to distinguish between, but each has been performed throughout the ages in a variety of settings. This paper investigates Bach’s: Ideologies and Scoring which include his petition of August 23, 1730, his Horn (Corno) and its many names and uses. The author details Bach’s trombone (s), how he use them and in what compositions they can be found as well as Bach’s trumpet (s), their various keys and uses ...


Bridge To A Millennium, Daniel Rager Nov 2014

Bridge To A Millennium, Daniel Rager

Dan Rager

1) Sedona (D. Rager) 2) As Torrents in Summer (Elgar/D. Rager) 3) Percussive Soundscapes - 4 mvts, percussion septet (D. Rager) 4) Ever Endeavor (D. Rager) 5) Bridge to a Millennium - Symphony No. 1 (D. Rager)


Colours Of Saratov, Daniel Rager, Natalya Rager Nov 2014

Colours Of Saratov, Daniel Rager, Natalya Rager

Dan Rager

The International Orchestral and Symphonic Wind Music of Dan Rager


Argentine Dances (6 Mvts.) Dec 2013

Argentine Dances (6 Mvts.)

Dan Rager

USA Premiere of Argentine Dances by the Case Western University Winds, Cleveland, OH. Composed for Ruben Flores Garcia and the Gilardo Gilardi Conservatory of Music in La Plata, AR.


Argentine Conducting Tour, Dan Rager Dec 2012

Argentine Conducting Tour, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Excerpt of conducting tour in La Plata & Buenos Aries, Argentina with host Meastro Ruben Flores Garcia. Features the Gilardo Gilardi Windorchesra.


Argentine Educational Conducting / Lecture Tour, Dan Rager Dec 2012

Argentine Educational Conducting / Lecture Tour, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

2013 Conducting / Lecture tour and Misc. in La Plata, Buenos Airies, Argentina. Video excerpt includes my host, Maestro Ruben Flores Garcia, conductor of the Gilardo Gilardi Conservatory of Music, author and international musician.


Hounds Of Spring (Geauga Wind Ensemble), Dan Rager Dec 2006

Hounds Of Spring (Geauga Wind Ensemble), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

1) Gavorkna Fanfare - Jack Stamp
2) The Hounds of Spring - Alfred Reed
3) Horn Concerto Opus No. 8 - Strauss/Arr. C. Yeago (F Horn Soloist Natalya Rager) 4) Belle of the Ball - Leroy Anderson
5) Prairie Songs - Pierre LaPlante
6) Walls of Zion - Greg Danner
7) Concord - Clare Grundman
8) Blues for A Killed Cat
9) Bugler's Holiday - Leroy Anderson
10) Coriolan Overture - Beethoven/arr: Dan Rager
11) Irish Tune From County Derry - Percy A. Grainger
12) Bill Bailey - Cannon/arr: David Marshall
13) Americans We - Henry Fillmore


You've Been Very Goood! (Fennell Sym. Winds), Dan Rager Dec 2003

You've Been Very Goood! (Fennell Sym. Winds), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

1) White Christmas - Robert Russell Bennett
2) A Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson
3) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Coats/arr: James Swearingen
4) O Holy Night - Adam/ arr: Donze
5) Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
6) The Christmas Song - Torme & Wells/arr: John Higgins
7) And the Herald Angels Sang - Trad. arr: James Swearingen
8) Winter Wonderland - Smith & Bernard/arr: David Bennett
9) Brazilian Sleigh Bells - Faith/arr: J. Warrington
10) Home for Christmas - S. Markham
11) Stille Nacht (Silent Night) - Gruber/arr: Dan Rager
12) Do You Hear What I Hear/Snow Bells - Trad./arr: John Caravas
13) Rudolph ...


American Night At The Pops (In Russia), Dan Rager Dec 2002

American Night At The Pops (In Russia), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Concert excerpts from a 2003 performance in Saratov, Russia with the Volga Windorchestra.
  • Americans We (March)
  • Clarinet Candy
  • Disney at the Movies


Prairie River Reflections (Sym. No. 2), Dan Rager Dec 2002

Prairie River Reflections (Sym. No. 2), Dan Rager

Dan Rager


2003 Award by the American Composers Forum
First Prize
Symphony No. 2