Before I forget, my article titled, “Soundwalks, Community, and the Secondary General Classroom,” is now available in the October 2012 issue of General Music Today*. You can access it through your NAfME membership or, if you’re at a college, you can probably get it through your library. Enjoy!
(*Yes, I’m aware it is not October yet.)
Here’s the abstract:
This column presents an outline for the secondary general classroom. The project, called a “soundwalk,” requires students to use music, sounds, and technology to create immersive, cinematic audio tours of their school and community. The author argues that the soundwalk is a perfect opportunity for students within secondary general music courses to be creative in new ways and to share their work with peers, parents, and other community members. The process for creating a soundwalk is outlined and a resources section includes links to examples and further reading.