Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Creativity in Music Teaching and Learning

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_470



Creativity in music refers to the divergent and convergent thought processes, enacted both in solo and in ensemble, that lead to musical products that are both novel and useful, within specific sociocultural contexts, manifested by way of specific modes of musicianship or combinations of modes that can include but are not limited to the following: improvisation, composition, performance, analysis, and listening.

Theoretical Background

Creativity in music teaching and learning is perhaps the most important area of study for both researchers and practitioners alike in the field of music education at the start of this new millennium. These sentiments can be felt in the area of the general study of creativity as well (Sawyer 2006/2012). Creative thinking in music is at the heart of creativity in music...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Music Education Research, School of Music, MUS 317 College of the ArtUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Music Studies, Henry and Leigh Bienen School of MusicNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA