Articles List

The following articles come mainly from the Journal for Learning Through Music (2000, 2003), published by the Research Center for Learning Through Music at New England Conservatory. Articles are organized by topic heading and can be downloaded in PDF format. Study of these articles will provide background on the premise and history of the Music-In-Education National Consortium, the Learning Laboratory School Network, and the initiatives of Learning Through Music.

Recent articles are found on a separate page — published in the 2007 Journal for Music-In-Education

Brackets [ ] signify the coding of each article – an easy way for readers to refer to articles.

Browse by Topic:
Guiding Principles • Musicians as Artist-Teachers • Arts Organizations & Outreach
Teacher Ed & Professional Dev. • Strategies for School Change • Research and Assessment
Multiculturalism and Education • Interdisciplinary Approaches

Guiding Principles of the Consortium
An introduction to the premises and principals of the Consortium, Learning Through Music, Music-In-Education, and the LLSN Project. Includes articles by Larry Scripp, Daniel Steiner, and Samuel Hope.

Preface: Why Integrate Music Throughout The Elementary School Curriculum? [1-A]
by Larry Scripp
INTRODUCTION: The Premise of Learning Through Music [1-B]
by Larry Scripp
Integrity in Integrative Programs: A Challenge to Learning Through Music [1-C]
by Samuel Hope
Preface: From Conference to Coalition: The Makings of a Music-In-Education National Consortium [2-A]
by Larry Scripp
Sidebar: The Artist/Teacher/Scholar Framework [2-B]

Forward: A Welcome to the National Conference [2-C]
by Daniel Steiner
Sidebar: Making Music Work for Public Education [2-D]
by Larry Scripp and Daniel Steiner
Sidebar: Premises of Learning Through Music [2-X]
by Larry Scripp

Performing Musicians as Artist-Teachers

Building Learning Through Music Communities:
How Performing Musicians Can Work with Public Elementary Schools [1-L]
An interview with John Tyson
The Teaching Artist and the Artistry of Teaching [2-G]
by Eric Booth
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Artists as Teachers in Schools [2-H]
PHOTO ESSAY: Building Bridges from Orchestras to Schools [2-J]
Teaching Musicians the Art of Possibility: Observations on a Master Class by Ben Zander [2-K]
by Patrick Keppel
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The Passion of Teaching and Learning Music [2-L]
PHOTO ESSAY: What Makes Music Great for Public Education? [2-M]
Based on a Presentation by Robert Kapilow and the Borromeo Quartet
PANEL DISCUSSION:Reflections on What Makes Music Great for Public Education [2-N]
Following a Presentation by Robert Kapilow and the Borromeo Quartet, with Jeanne Bamberger, Howard Gardner, Robert Kapilow, and Nicholas Kitchen. Facilitated by Christopher Lydon.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Responses to The Kapilow-Borromeo Quartet Presentation [2-P]

Arts Organizations & Community Outreach

PHOTO ESSAY: Portrait of a Learning Through Music Event at Jordan Hall [1-H]
INTERLUDE: What Happens When Two Elementary Schools Meet A Symphony Orchestra? [1-K]
by Larry Scripp
The Mission and The Work of Creating Original Opera in Schools [2-Q]
by David Dik and Joseph Picano
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The Real Work
of Opera [2-R]

Teacher Education and Professional Development Through Collaboration

Crossing Boundaries: The Role of Higher Education in Professional Development with Arts Partnerships [2-S]
by Gail Burnaford
Developmental Organizational Structures that Support Ongoing Collaborative Professional Development [2-T]
by Arnold Aprill
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Keeping the Collaborative Fire Burning [2-U]

Strategies for School Change Through Music and the Arts

Exploring the Premises of Learning Through Music in a Laboratory School Setting: Interdisciplinary Features and Fundamental Processes [2-V]
by Lyle Davidson, Caryn Claar, & Masami Stampf
PHOTO ESSAY: Five Processes at Work in The Conservatory Lab Charter School Classroom [2-W]
The A+ Schools Program: Establishing and Integrating the Arts as Four Languages of Learning [2-Y]
by Vincent Marron
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: How Does School Reform Happen Through The Arts? [2-Z]

Research and Assessment on the Arts and Learning

INTERLUDE: Assessment, Accountability and Learning Through Music Practices [1-M]
by Larry Scripp
PHOTO ESSAY: Best Practices In Action [1-N]
Learning Through Music Portfolios in Elementary Schools [1-P]
by Lyle Davidson, Shawn Crouch, & Andrea Norton
INTERLUDE: Mental Stretching in Action: Research and Program Development at the Conservatory Lab Charter School [1-Q]
by Larry Scripp
Music, Learning, and Behavior: A Case for Mental Stretching [1-R]
by Martin Gardiner
Education Policy Implications of Recent Research On the Arts and Academic and Social Development [2-AB]
by James Catterall
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Using Research in Practice [2-AC]
This video highlights the HBQ’s Artist-In-Residency program
INTERLUDE: Types of Research in Music Education [2-AD]
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The Importance of Play in Learning [2-AE]
Critical Links, Next Steps: An Evolving Conception of Music and Learning in Public School Education [2-AF]
by Larry Scripp

Multiculturalism and Education

INTERLUDE: Cross-Cultural Alternatives for Music in Education [1-D]
by Larry Scripp
Music and Multiculturalism: Dimensions, Difficulties, and Delights [1-E]
by Warren Senders & Lyle Davidson

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching and Learning

INTERLUDE: Introducing Multiple Representations of Music into the Elementary School Classroom [1-F]
by Larry Scripp
Music, Math, and Science: Towards an Integrated Curriculum [1-G]
by Jeanne Bamberger