Welcome to the CCC project for 21st century musical learning and sharing!
"I dream of a world where what we value in education matches what we teach and how we teach and the creative process of learning drives our desired outcomes so that all students can truly own and know their codes of learning." ~Anne Fennell
What is Curious Collaborative Creativity?
Musicians explore a variety of traditional and new music through collaboration. Inspired by the Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP), project-based learning. and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the CCC transforms the control of the ensemble from the director into a shared partnership of musicians and director.
The primary goal of CCC is to develop a total understanding and competency in performing, responding, and creating with the members of an ensemble. Musicians work together in teaching, composing, improvising, creating, analyzing, interpreting, and sharing comprehensive artistry.
A peak at CCC:
Caron Collins, Associate Professor of Music Education at The Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, maintains this website. Dr. Collins teaches undergraduate courses in instrumental and general music methods as well as her online graduate music courses in action research and learning styles. She is director of the Campus-Community Band, a collaborative, inquiry based instrumental ensemble. Dr. Collins earned her Ph.D. in music from The Ohio State University (2007), the Master in the Art of Teaching (2002) from Marygrove College, and her Bachelor of Music Education (1978) from Indiana University. She has published articles and/or presented clinics for the Ohio Music Educators Association, New York State School Music Association, National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the National Catholic Band Association (NCBA). Her book, Messengers of Music: The Legacy of Julia E. Crane, Information Age Publishing (2011), shares the inspirational stories of graduates of the Crane School of Music paired with the innovative philosophy of the school's founder. Dr. Collins is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, NAfME, and serves as webmaster for The National Catholic Band Association.
Curious, Collaborative Creativity, 2013 by Caron L. Collins is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.