Global Music Concepts and Application: A Methodology in Assorted Music
Coming from a diverse background, and having the incredible opportunity to have studied many different kinds of music through various teaching styles, I developed the passion to find a way to teach music using oral/aural concepts from diverse cultures. Through my culminating experience project as part of the Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program at Berklee Valencia, I decided to develop my own teaching methodology through the designing of a course entitled “Global Music Concepts and Application” for higher western music education. Through interviews with educators and students of various traditions, analysis of my education, background, course development, and teaching in different settings, I have put together a unique form of oral/aural musical education, that not only reflects my cultural upbringing, but my music, and attitude as a human being as well. With my course and methodology completed, I plan to promote them to different higher education institutions, as well as create online and different age/ level versions of it. My dream is to teach at Berklee Valencia, and be a part of teaching students to respect, explore, accept, and collaborate with as many different cultures that present themselves, without demonstrating cultural appropriation or discrimination while doing so.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Pedagogy; Aural/Oral methodology; Global Music; Berklee
Ramakrishna, Kris Sebastian. “Global Music Concepts and Application: A Methodology in Assorted Music.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2021. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/202.