Music listening-foundational for expression, music development, and socio-musical interactions-begins before birth.
Jill Reese, Caitlyn Derrick, Sarah Hamilton
Music listening-foundational for expression, music development, and socio-musical interactions-begins before birth. Children are sensitive to their listening environments and demonstrate openness that diminishes with age. Meaningful listening experiences include interactive concerts that include musical interactions among and between children and adults. We will share video from and describe concerts we developed to engage young children and adults in interactive listening. We will share perspectives of the performers and audience members and consider the value of these experiences for all stakeholders. Participants will engage in music making and movement like audience members and will imagine possible formats for their children's concerts.
Jill Reese is Associate Professor of Music Education at The State University of New York at Fredonia where she teaches courses including elementary general music methods and early childhood music pedagogy. She presents and publishes on topics including early childhood music, general music, technology, improvisation, and ukulele. She earned certification in Orff-Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory and degrees in Music Education from Temple University (Ph.D.), University of Michigan (M.M), and Michigan State University (B.M.). She taught vocal/general and early childhood music in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Caitlyn Derrick is a recent graduate of The State University of New York at Fredonia (B. M. in Music Education). She has taught early childhood music for children (birth through five years old) in the community and in public and school settings. She also teaches private oboe lessons for high school students. Caitlyn is currently pursuing teaching opportunities in early childhood settings and graduate school opportunities with a focus on early childhood music development. She is involved in many professional organizations including the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and New York State Band Director’s Association (NYSBDA).