Teaching Strategies in Music Technology Education
Music Technology is a vast field of study that encompasses many modes of approach, study, and practice. Due to the expanse and continuously changing properties, as most technological fields experience, instruction in a such a program can prove to be challenging. These challenges can range from choosing course content to prioritizing course curriculum. Naturally, because many topics covered in an undergraduate music technology program are typically taught through hands-on instruction, the resources available at a particular institution will greatly dictate what areas of music technology can be studied to a greater or lesser extent. However, an institution’s greatest resource is its faculty, instructors, and staff. Whether instruction occurs at a top rate facility or a minimally funded program, this article is designed to establish a strategic approach to the instruction of undergraduate music technology curriculum by offering categorically prioritized subject matter and instructional goals . These strategies are designed for Schools of Music that offer Undergraduate Music Technology degrees and have been formulated with the approach to music technology as a broad field study as defined by the Nation Association of Schools of Music (NASM, pg 107). Be aware that Music Technology: Recording has slightly different NASM standards and although the below strategies can be applied to many areas in recording technologies, they are designed for Music Technology: Standard programs at a NASM accredited institution.