Hello world!

Good afternoon!  As we introduce Recreomusic to the ‘blogosphere, we acknowledge that whoever shall find his/her way here may not be clear on our purpose. 

Part dissertation research and part personal/professional curiosity, we are looking at the effectiveness of music education from the standpoints of public education, community-based education, and/or the collaboration, or a blending, of services through and with schools and community agencies.  Are the systems in place conducive to good music education?  How can we modify them to be more engaging and more effective?

The direction of the conversations may get controversial, yet hopefully thought-provoking.  Posts may be used for inclusion in the dissertation; please be respectful and recognize that both children and adults may be reading and posting.  Keep it clean; keep it respectful.

Recreomusic — an abbreviation for recreoedumusicology: the recreation of the education and study of music.  (Did you interpret that as the “rec-reation” or the “re-creation”?)

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About mundyviar

Basil Mundy Viar, III, is a newly relocated music teacher in the Palm Springs Unified School District of California, USA. For the past 18 years, he served the students and families within the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. In this role, he discovered the need for a reevaluation of the roles, purposes, and directions of scholastic music in a changing community and in a changing economy. The direction of his doctoral work was largely influenced by this experience. He researches the attitudes, levels of satisfaction, and lifelong learning effects of music training both inside and outside of the traditional school experience, with an eye on the roles that community based organizations may play in this. Prior to his assignment as a public school music teacher, Dr. Viar served as a Program Director for the Blue Devils, an internationally revered youth organization dedicated to performance excellence, also based in Concord, California, USA. During his time with the Blue Devils, the "B" Corps was reinvigorated and performed with renewed excitement, proficiency, and levels of success. Under Dr. Viar's guidance, BDB performed in the 1997 Drum Corps International World Championships in Orlando, Florida, and the 1998 World Marching Band Festival in Kanagawa Prefecture Japan. Basil Mundy Viar, III, is a graduate of the Transformative Inquiry Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (PhD) in San Francisco, California, USA. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of California, Berkeley; Single Subject Teaching Credential from the Bay Area College of Chapman University in Orange, California; and a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Community and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University of Richmond, Virginia, USA.
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