Welcome to the 2018 Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commision (MISTEC) Seminar at NYU Prague - July 8-12, 2018.
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Monday, July 9 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop 1: STEAM education: Empowering students to become music inventors through the application of coding electronic building blocks and contemporary music composition techniques

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Discussion Questions 
1. To what extent does instrument making be a kind of music making?
2. What is the difficulty of incorporating the STEAM initiative in classroom music?
3. How does the “traditional” paradigm of creative music-making activity be shifted under the STEAM initiative?

Recently, there are strong needs to promote STEAM education to nurture students' creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills through the integration of academic disciplines namely Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. With the funding of Teaching Development Grant by the University, the presenter has successfully launched a course entitled Creativity in Music which features musical creativity and STEAM education. It enables student of different levels to enjoy creative music-making and foster innovation. 

The workshop aims at providing hands-on experience to the participants on how to incorporate coding software, electronic building blocks and contemporary music composition techniques in classroom music. The content of the workshop will provide hands-on experiences to the participants in which they will be guided to (1) Invent a musical instrument(s) through the application of electronic building blocks; and (2) Create/Improvise a piece of creative music for the instruments. The presenter will demonstrate how to design a music programme by applying relevant coding language which connects objects with virtual patch to create interactive sounds for the invented electronic instrument. 
Note: The presenter will provide necessary electronic building blocks for the workshop participants.

Keywords: STEAM; Music Composition; Coding; Technology; Electronic Building Blocks

avatar for Chi-Hin LEUNG


Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong
Feel free to click the following YouTube link to know me more [https://youtu.be/btLBUH_iCL8].Dr. Chi-hin Leung’s compositions mix elements of East and West, in the process revealing the composer’s diverse cultural background and his particular interest in timbral and textural explorations. He was awarded the Gold Medal from International Invention Innovation Compet... Read More →

Monday July 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CEST
Havel Room