Dan Isbell, School of Music, Presents at The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.


Contributed by Molly O'Shea Polk

Dan Isbell, Assistant Professor in the Ithaca College School of Music, recently returned from giving a guest presentation at The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.  

The presentation, funded by a grant from the local NafME chapter was titled "Developing Vernacular Musicianship: An Alternative Pedagogy for Music Education."  In the presentation I examined the ways people experience music informally outside of school and formally within school music programs and focused on the skills required to make music in a wide variety of settings.  Audience members formed small ensembles, chose music to learn by ear, and performed for each other.  

The presentation was covered in Harrt news here.