Welcome to the CCC project for 21st century musical learning and sharing!
If we want kids to love music we have to rethink a lot of what we do around the way things are taught in general. Give kids more choices about what they’re doing. Stop offering rewards for success which implicitly devalue whatever you have to do to get the reward and above all stop turning it into a contest.
A peak at CCC:
Caron Collins, Professor of Music Education and Department Chair 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. She transformed the SUNY Potsdam 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), Suncoast Music Research Conference, 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 Innovations Council, 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.