Music Technology Education Provision and Progression

Music Production (Russ Hepworth-Sawyer and Mark Marrington)

Music Technology Education Provision and Progression (MTEP) is a project initiated by Russ Hepworth-Sawyer in collaboration with Nick Hughes from the Robert Smythe Academy in Leicestershire. The project collaborators include Professor Carola Boehm (Staffordshire University) and Mark Marrington (York St John University) and student Dawid Ziemba through the ‘Students as Researchers’ scheme at the university.

The project has several stages. The first aim is to update the landmark paper by Carola in 2007, which mapped the provision of music technology and music production in higher education. MTEP will update this research for publication in 2018. Further stages seek to gather research from educators nationally in music and music technology to ascertain both provision supply and also the available progression routes and barriers. Further expansion of the project aims to seek views from industry on their needs and any mismatches to both graduates and school leavers.

The project outcomes will include papers and the background for a future book, to be titled Music Production Pedagogy (with Routledge).

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