More recently, it has been our visits to projects in other disciplines in the arts that have struck us as being so engaging, full of vibrancy, vitality and utilising the student’s experiences in the world they live in. Essentially, it is the balance between creating and re-creating, engaging with different styles, genres and world traditions where the music education world can be inspired by others in the arts.
The experience of the Creative Connections course, fed into all of these thoughts and more. The atmosphere created is accepting of all musical genres and backgrounds, and participants have the delight of being a ‘musician’ first and foremost. Others expressed the same feelings I was experiencing of being rejuvenated and reinvigorated as a musician - put back in touch with our innate creativity and drawing on our own musical history.
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Millie Downs, Sistema Fellow '14