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Evaluation of digital musicianship in higher education through playing and creating digital scores

Moroz, Solomiya; Vear, Craig; Poltronieri, Fabrizio

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CRAIG VEAR Craig.Vear@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor in Music & Computer Science

Fabrizio Poltronieri



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This paper presents an evaluation of digital musicianship with digital scores. Primary data was gathered during the DigiScore “Roadshow”of North American universities’ music departments in 2023 and an extended research workshop in Avellino, Italy, 2023. The activities consist of interactive lectures and practice-based workshops that involve students by asking them to reflect on the nature of their digital musicianship through digital scores. In defining digital musicianship we adopt Hugill’s definition of musicianship as “a person’s ability to perceive, understand and create sonic experiences” [1], and expand upon this with Brown’s Sound Musicianship [2]. Through the lectures and workshops, we gathered data using online interactive polls and questionnaires in person. This data gathering was divided into: a) skills; b) contexts, cultures & literacy; c) musical identity & creative practice; and d) perception & awareness of (digital) music. In the paper, we present an analysis of this data and correlate it with observations from these sessions. In our discussion, we point to the interconnectedness of the sub-categories and also draw a connection between digital musicianship and creativity.

Conference Name Ninth International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation
Conference Location Zurich
Start Date Apr 4, 2024
End Date Apr 6, 2024
Acceptance Date Feb 19, 2024
Online Publication Date Apr 4, 2024
Publication Date Apr 4, 2024
Deposit Date Apr 16, 2024
Publicly Available Date Apr 18, 2024
Volume 9
Pages 18-28
Book Title Tenor Zurich 2024
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/33829553
Publisher URL https://www.zhdk.ch/forschung/icst/tenor24

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