Technology Institute for Music Educators Areas of Competency
1. Electronic Musical Instruments
2. Music Production
3. Music Notation Software
4. Technology-Assisted Learning
6. Productivity Tools
Electronic Musical Instruments
Electronic Musical Instruments may be defined as those that generate their sound electronically, rather than acoustically. Two examples are synthesizers and digital pianos. Electronic instruments generally have two components, a controller (keyboard, strings, fretboard, percussion pads) and a sound generator; these two components may be separate units of contained in one package as is the case with a digital piano.
Technology has forever changed the way music is produced, recorded, and distributed. Incorporating music production technologies into the music classroom can help expose students to contemporary music making practice, engage students in this process, and instill confidence in their abilities to be musically creative.
*Teachers needs to know how to record, store, and manipulate digital audio data.
*Teachers should be able to enter note in a MIDI sequence either one at time (step-time) or by performing (real-time). Teachers should also know how to enter musical expressions by changing controller values to produce a more musical performance.
Music Notation Software
Music notation software is designed to produce and print scores, extract and transpose individual parts, and generate MIDI performance
Those specifically designed to assist instruction are often called Computer-Assisted Instructional software, or CAI. CAI software programs are designed to help students learn music theory and music history, to develop ear-training or instrumental skills, and to drill and test knowledge in a variety of areas.
Multimedia is the integration of sound, text, graphics, pictures, and video in a digital format
Productivity Tools, Classroom and Lab Management