‘U R’ In Tune with The Eastman School of Music-Music Learning in Early Childhood: What Difference Does It Make?

Donna Brink Fox, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Eastman School of Music                    


Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

The early childhood music program at the Eastman Community Music School is celebrating its 35th year of offering classes for young children and their parents.  The initial design for the program was sparked by Dr. Fox’s dissertation research on infant vocalizations and further grounded in theories of musical play.  Interest in the musical experiences of very young children has drawn international attention; classes, lessons, children’s concerts, and commercial music products are readily available, creating an explosion of opportunities for family music making.  What difference does it make when children have these early music experiences?  What role could you play in creating musical communities for children?

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