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New Music Concepts 2016

Virtual Music Classrooms via Incubation Theory: Case Studies and Research

Part of the New Music Concepts book series (NMC volume 2)
ISBN: 978-88-6551-221-0

Author(s): Mary K. French

Abstract: Incubation theory is introduced as a way of describing the artistic output found in various types of synchronous and asynchronous music lessons in the context of K-12 education. The theory is explored through specific examples found in online discussions and assignments. Incubation theory explores how students feel safe and secure without the threat of bullying and ridicule in this special virtual space and share intimate feelings and emotions as well as demonstrate unusual creativity. Live music and art recitals, virtual ensembles, as well as Elluminate Live sessions are discussed in light of this new theory.

Keywords: Incubation theory, non-bullying environment, live synchronous sessions, virtual music recitals, virtual ensembles