School of Music
Master of Arts in Music Education (MA)
Keith A. Currie
music, music education, gifted, music technology, gifted music, music curriculum, gifted curriculum
Education | Music
Clippinger, Haven K., "The Need and Value of Adding a Gifted Music Curriculum to Education Using Music Technology" (2022). Masters Theses. 951.
Research in music education has increased drastically since its emergence in the 20th century. Philosophers developed detailed music education philosophies, and music education changed in American education. In addition, the 20th century also brought an increased awareness of gifted students in the school system. Musical talent has been considered a gifted quality, yet there appears to be minimal research on gifted students in music classes. Initial research was conducted to examine literature on gifted music. This research served to provide a greater link between music and gifted education by utilizing a music technology curriculum for gifted music students. This project attempted to discuss gifted testing specifically in music, while providing an example of implementation with the provided curriculum.