Proposed• Media studio capable of streaming and recording high fidelity audio and video• Capability for interactive video conferencing allows remote coaching for music master classes, private lessons, small ensemble coaching, sectional rehearsals, etc.• Useful for music, theater, dance, and sports, where coaching is dependent on subtle audio and visual cues.
The Context• Music instruction depends on demonstrations and critique of performance• Professional training for oboists and bassoonists is highly specialized involving reed-making, instrument maintenance, and maintenance and use of reed making tools• Reed-making is absolutely critical for double reed players to master, a necessity in order to be an accomplished player
Double Reed Instruction• The secret of the perfect reed (YouTube)• Reed and performance technique delivered via a weekly f2f “studio class”• Due to required courses in the major, general ed, and work and family obligations, it can be difficult for double reed students to attend the studio class
Media Studio• High fidelity video and audio collaboration is now possible• Manhattan School of Music testimonial
Media Studio and Server• High fidelity video and audio collaboration promises to be valuable for collaborative professional development, theater, sports, teaching critique, etc.• Recorded sessions can be provided in a learning object repository so students and others can revisit the examples
Learning Object Server• Students could upload their own performances to receive feedback from teachers and peers• Text, audio or video annotations would allow an interactive critique that would provide rich feedback that approaches the fidelity of face- to-face coaching.
Other Possibilities• Media studio useful for any instructor or student preparing demonstrations where visual and auditory richness is necessary• Language learning, coaching, theater, dance, etc. all could benefit.• Studio can act as a collaborative space that closely approximates face-to-face meetings for faculty and staff
Contact Information• We are glad to collaborate with anyone with similar interests or a reTHINK proposal that complements or intersects this work – Karen Strand, email@example.com – Evan Kuhlmann, firstname.lastname@example.org – Steve Gance, email@example.com