Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nurturing creative intelligence through music

"If our society is to solve the immense challenges that faces, I believe a new model of education has to emerge, in which imagining becomes more important than accumulating and creating is valued more than consuming. And I think the best way to do this is through music. With the kind of innovation performance technology that is available today we can make exciting music programs for all kids, and in doing so we can change the world"
Learning how to dream, to imagine, unlocks our creativity, driving and nurturing the learning process through the arts. Dr Ed Bilous shares his insight on how creative thinking has always been a critical part of being human since our earliest ancestors first walked the Earth. Bilous began his career in education in 1978 as a member of the original group of teaching-artists at the newly created Lincoln Center Institute. Together with colleagues in drama and dance he helped to define the basic cannon of aesthetic education practices that continue to inspire students and teachers around the world. He has been on the faculty of the Juilliard School since 1984 and has developed many of the institutions most innovative programs including the Arts and Education Program, the Center for Innovation in the Arts and Beyond the Machine -- A Festival of Multimedia and Interdisciplinary Art. In 2015, with support from the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Dr. Bilous will launch the Miracle of Music, a series of multimedia concert events, innovative curriculum and interactive media designed to use the power of digital technology to advance music education and nurture creative intelligence in young children. VERY INTERESTING TALK.
-- Listen to his lecture "Reimagining Arts Education"

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