School of Music
Music: Instrumental--Teacher Certification
collaboration, diversity, creativity, opportunities
Rushing, Karah, "The Benefits and Importance of Collaboration and Diversity in a Performing Arts Education" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 823.
This thesis will explore the advantages of providing students with a diversified Performing Arts Education in which collaboration between art forms enhances students’ overall artistic abilities. In exploration of this topic, data was collected regarding how the training in each performing art form uniquely benefits a student. The information was gathered from interviews with Kindergarten through Twelfth-grade performing arts teachers, as well as from research which addresses how a student’s capabilities can be enhanced through a Performing Arts Education. The results of implementing differing teaching methods involving a collaboration between art forms show that a diversified Performing Arts Education is more beneficial for students than education in a single performing art.