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#HipHopMusicEd "The Application of Matisse's Cut-Outs to Music Education" “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by …

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Happy New Year! 2015 will be one for the history books. As we transversed the line of demarcation between 2014 and 2015, we are in for many historical changes in America. Whether it is health care, free college, the testing craze, racial violence, gay marriage rights or the legalization of marijuana 2015 will be a …

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PRACTICE (Concept & Application) 

"The other day, I heard a call from the other way..." - Andre 3000 I had the great honor of attending a jazz Artist Diploma rehearsal at Juilliard School of Music in Midtown NYC. I was invited by Dr Aaron Flagg, who gracious showed me around the wonderful facilities a midst his busy schedule at …

Posted 37 months ago by

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Starting Off the 2014-2015 School Year Right… 

I just wanted to take a quick moment to wish you all a great academic year! Be blessed The Lazy Days of Summer photo credit: Jarritt A Sheel 2014

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SOCIAL MUSIC…. (jazz) 

So, recently I saw the indiegogo video for the Don Cheadle produced homage the great Miles Dewey Davis. On a sidenote... please support this effort by Don Cheadle to honor this great American through this film project "Miles Straight Ahead". Miles Davis was and is a great American, how do I know this? He was an …

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"There are no final words, but only questions." - Maxine Greene

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"f all our cognitive capacities, imagination is the one that permits us to give credence to alternative realities. It allows us to break with the taken for granted, to set aside familiar distinctions and definitions" (p. 3).   - Maxine Greene During this recent spring semester (2014) Teachers College, Columbia University I had the fantastic opportunity to …

Posted 43 months ago by

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As a current graduate student in the Music & Music Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University I have decided to write frequently and persuasively about Hip Hop Pedagogy in the domain of music education. My name is Jarritt A Sheel and I am currently a Ed.D. student in the Music & Music Education program at …

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