Innovation in Teaching Lecture

I will be pre­sent­ing a lec­ture at Eth­i­cal Cul­ture Fieldston’s “A Day of Inno­va­tion in Teach­ing” on Feb­ru­ary 17, 2015. I usu­ally present this lec­ture to ele­men­tary school chil­dren, but the audi­ence this time will be fac­ulty from the school. I will ref­er­ence my musi­cal It Takes A Rain­bow (book and lyrics by Emily Clare Thomp­son), but I will expand the talk to show exam­ples teach­ers can use to aid stu­dents in fos­ter­ing their own cre­ativ­ity. I cite Beethoven, Hitch­cock, Star Wars, and oth­ers. Specif­i­cally, we will explore how music and sound can rep­re­sent lit­er­ary themes such as char­ac­ter, from vil­lainy to the hero myth.

It will be inter­est­ing to report to pro­fes­sional edu­ca­tors the kinds of feed­back I receive from the young­sters who hear my talk!

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About Richard D. Russell

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.