The composition conundrum: encouraging creativity in the classroom

10:15 - 11:00

A talk on breaking down barriers associated with creative and meaningful composition in the classroom.

The session will provide delegates with the opportunity to consider the following:

  • How do we encourage and foster sound compositional approaches with learners in the classroom?
  • How can we encourage the use of more traditional musicianship skills to shape the way learners write music as opposed to relying too heavily on music technology?
  • What key works could be used in the classroom as inspiration for original student works and how can lessons using these works as a creative stimulus be designed
  • How do we encourage learners to be creative without relying on a formulaic or ‘one size fits all’ approach to composition?
Suitable for Key Stages 4 & 5.

Paul Tierney, Lecturer and Musical Director , North East Scotland College