The Lowell Mason House, a music education and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce its Music Education Advocacy Competition. During the autumn of 2022, participants will be asked to reinterpret a piece of music of their choice (classical, jazz, musical theater, or popular/folk music) and adapt it in a creative way so that it may be the centerpiece of an innovative 21st century classroom lesson, presentation, or public performance. Awards will be given to the grand prize winner, a second prize winner, and a third prize winner. Depending upon the number of applications submitted, there may be honorable mention winners as well.
Who Should Apply?
The Lowell Mason House is looking for the creative ideas of those of all ages who are passionate about the value of music. We are excited about hearing the voices of students, teachers, composers, performers, songwriters and anyone who loves music.
Applying is a two step process:
1. November 15, 2022 (updated) – Registration (intent to apply) Deadline
2. November 28, 2022 – Deadline for all award entries.
You must complete both steps to be considered.
The LMH Music Education Advocacy Competition aims to stimulate the entrants’ innovative and creative sides. Our organization is at an exciting crossroad and we are looking for new ideas on how the Lowell Mason House can champion music education advocacy and innovation.
Lowell Mason, the father of American public school music education, was an important innovator in the 19th Century. One of the goals of the Lowell Mason House, a music education and advocacy organization, is to promote music education advocacy and innovation, and add value to the local and global communities. The Lowell Mason House is pleased to announce its 2022 Annual Music Education Advocacy Competition. The LMH Music Education Advocacy Competition aims to stimulate the entrants’ innovative and creative sides. Our organization is at an exciting crossroad and we are looking for new ideas on how the Lowell Mason House can champion music education advocacy and innovation.
The presentation could include some background on the applicant’s history in studying music and developing a passion for music (e. g. age when music education started, first instrument, impact of an early teacher), as well as whether and how that applicant is using/applying that education and passion today. At the beginning of your submission, introduce yourself, describe your current participation in music and some of the learning and experiences that brought you to this point in your musical journey.
QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF MUSIC?
WHAT CREATIVE QUALITIES DO YOU BELIEVE MAKE A PIECE OF MUSIC INNOVATIVE?
WHY IS INNOVATION IMPORTANT IN MUSIC EDUCATION IN YOUR OPINION?
HOW CAN A MUSIC ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION LIKE THE LOWELL MASON HOUSE CONTRIBUTE TO PROMOTING INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY IN THE FUTURE?
CAN OTHER SUBJECTS, SUCH AS MATH, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND GEOGRAPHY BE INCORPORATED INTO THE PROJECT?
Words To Think About:
Innovation, Creativity, Diversity, Passion, Music, Excitement, Enthusiasm, Inclusion, Motivation, Vision,
Youth, Adult Education, Facilitate, Research, Equity, Specialty, Discipline, Technology
*Your submission may be in the form of a video, song, paper, or presentation consisting of
your own creative format that is uniquely accessible.
Please note: If you submit a song, you must also submit an explanation as to how the song answers the above questions and relates to music education advocacy.
Award prizes will be announced on January 8, 2023, Lowell Mason's Birthday.