Teaching Music History with Sara Haefeli and Andrew Dell’Antonio

Season 2, Episode 4

Maybe you teach music history, and maybe you don’t, but pedagogy is a part of your life: we have all been teachers, and we have all been students. This conversation, with musicologists Andrew Dell’Antonio and Sara Haefeli, is about how they have innovated in their classrooms, but it is also about teaching itself as a practice, as an art, and as a form of research. What does it mean to abandon traditional lecturing and traditional grading, and empower students to see themselves as creators of music history? 

Sara Haefeli is associate professor of music theory, history, and composition at Ithaca College. Andrew Dell’Antonio is professor of music at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music.

If you’re interested in learning more about the work of Professor Haefeli and Professor Dell’Antonio (@dellantonio on Twitter), check out:

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A written transcript of this episode is available here; many thanks to Andrew Dell’Antonio for volunteering to prepare transcripts for the show!