I note that Nancy has already referred you to the Crystal Production Art and
Music study prints. The teacher guide is filled with ideas on how to
meaningfully incorporate the concepts of art and music together.
Possibly the biggest mistake that I see when art educators attempt to
integrate art and music is that often the end product becomes little more
than illustration. As art educators we bristle at the idea of art being used
for illustrative purposes. Similarly, we should think of music, or any other
content area for that matter, the same way and consider underlying
disciplines of music or math or science or whatever as providing
opportunities for searching for meaning.
In a nutshell, look at a work of music and ask "what is the meaning?" or "how
can I find the meaning?" then move forward to correlate how meaning in a
particular piece of music meshes with meaning in a particular work of art.
Finding meaning in both art objects will lead to deeper understanding and
strengthen your program.
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