Researching Technological Advancements Through Alternative Methods of Music Education to Engage Students in the Digital Age
School of Music
Master of Arts in Music Education (MA)
composition, content analysis, digital music, electronic, education, technology, production
Education | Music
Thompson, Olivia Thornton, "Researching Technological Advancements Through Alternative Methods of Music Education to Engage Students in the Digital Age" (2022). Masters Theses. 947.
While the music industry has significantly incorporated technology into music composition and production, music education is slow to teach how to use these technical methods for students living in the digital age. Current music education methods have established successful results in past music compositions; however, those methods are becoming impractical. Although music education taught in schools has been primarily successful through traditional methods, students learning in the digital age have yet to learn how to strengthen their musical abilities through technology. This secondary analysis aims to look at the different studies on incorporating technology in a music education setting to keep up with the current digital age. Guided by qualitative and quantitative studies, a secondary analysis of the research collectively provides sufficient data to suggest what is missing from the current music curricula in terms of incorporating technology into music education. Perspectives on digital composition, arranging, and digital music instruction have appeared as themes through exploring existing literature.