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Dr. Rhoades, Dr. J. Carucci, and Dr. C. Carucci, visit South Carolina Conference

Dr. Rhoades, Dr. J. Carucci, and Dr. C. Carucci, visit South Carolina Conference


Connie, Joe and Christine were invited to attend the The 21st Century Music School Design Summit which was sponsored by The College Music Society was held June 3 - 5 at the University of South Carolina School of Music.  Together they were honored to give a presentation entitiled, "Multiple Artistic Aptitudes". 


The conference was attended by educators and administrators from all over the United States, Canada, Iceland, and Australia.  The Summit was an opportunity to "discuss the challenge and opportunity of our future" as educators in higher education, how we might "build upon proud traditions" "while innovating in ways that are relevant and sustainable", and "how we might better serve 21st century learners, and society at large." 


The director of the conference, David Cutler, stated the following; "This Summit is designed as a think tank for music in higher education, involving thought leaders and hungry learners from the full range of disciplines.  With a dual focus on product and process, the purpose is not to arrive at a singular formula to which all institutions should aspire.  Quite the opposite.  In our postmodern world, there is need for differentiated programs offering a diversity of priorities, experiences, and visions.  Just as we encourage students to discover their own unique voice, 21st century music schools have an opportunity to chart quite distinctive paths.  Our goal this weekend is to challenge assumptions, unlock imaginations, celebrate leadership, and build community.  We hope you emerge with practical solutions and the courage to dream, as well as excitement about an uncertain but spectacular future that values music and music education as never before.

Published on August 11, 2016

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