On June 6th, I had the privilege of giving a presentation to the Kansas Music Teachers Association entitled, Composition for Kids: Time Saving Ways to Encourage Composition.  The KMTA teachers were very encouraging and participatory and I enjoyed their contributions to the lecture.  I will be posting this lecture in separate posts:

Part 1 – Composition for Kids: Why Teach Composition
Part 2a – Composition for Kids: Composers as Students
Part 2b – Composition for Kids: How Are We Discouraging Creativity & Composition?
Part 2c – Composition for Kids: How to Encourage Creativity and Composition
Part 2d – Composition for Kids: How to Encourage Creativity and Composition cont.
Part 2e – Composition for Kids: How to Encourage Creativity and Composition cont.
Part 3 – Relating Theory to Composition
Part 4 – Developing the Ear
Part 5 – What to do with the Budding Composer

Part 1 Why Teach Music Composition

Here is the first installment:  “Why Teach Composition?”  As always, your comments are welcome!