Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ccMixter: An Online Resource for Teaching Music

CcMixter: Online Resources for Teaching Music

 photo: Flickr user Douglas Pimentel, creative commons licensed.

The world is scrambling right now, trying to figure out solutions for the problem of teaching students during the ongoing pandemic. The most direct and effective way seems to be shouldered on using the internet to teach in-home, but that leaves a lot unresolved. How are activities that are rooted in socialization and collaboration going to translate in such an isolated environment?

At ccMixter, our platform is based on online collaboration, and all the music we create is free to share as long as it's not used in a commercial way. That means a music teacher could run a participatory music project online with no costs involved.  

Our Music for Healing collaboration with the University of Utah is a great example of the possibilities available for teaching music creation online. With students and faculty contributing source material for musical creations, the event garnered 146 unique productions.  You can read more about the event here.  http://ccmixter.org/music4healing

If you're a music teacher searching for a creative way to engage your students from home, we'd love to help. Feel free to contact us if you  would like to investigate options on how to use ccMixter.org as a teaching aid for your online classes.

Still looking for more resources to build your online curriculum?  The NAMM foundation has a great list of places that may also spark creative ideas for online learning.  Click on the link below for more options.   


1 comment:

Emily Richards said...

Music can reach anywhere in the world!