Tectonic Mergers: Frictions in Music Education

Formal music education remains regressive, focused on replication rather than innovation. Non-profits had stepped into the gap, embracing modern music-making and industry readiness. The pandemic’s tectonic shift to virtual creative technologies has disrupted both traditional and non-traditional teaching. Will virtual and non-traditional strategies connect these worlds post-pandemic? Will these disruptive additions help us merge into more pluralist instructional approaches?

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Frank Heuser

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Gigi Johnson

Maremel Institute, Center for Creative Futures

Akira Nakano

Los Angeles Inception Orchestra

David Sears

Grammy Foundation