Preparing conservatoire students for the music education workforce: conversations with alumni

Shaw, Luan (2024) Preparing conservatoire students for the music education workforce: conversations with alumni. British Journal of Music Education. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0265-0517

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Higher music education institutions should continually review their curricula to ensure that their graduates are best equipped to support musical learning for children and young people. Perspectives on early careers in instrumental teaching were obtained via an alumni-led workshop and focus group at a UK conservatoire. Findings revealed that whilst extensive pedagogical training was offered, its value was not fully acknowledged across the institution and that more could be done to alleviate students’ anxieties about their developing musician identities and future stability. As new teachers, alumni are well placed to help prepare students for the professional realities of joining the music education workforce.

Item Type: Article
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1 May 2024Accepted
29 May 2024Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conservatoire, music education workforce, instrumental teaching, conservatoire alumni, musician identities
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Music
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2024 12:55
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024 12:55

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