This article describes a symposium where public school music teachers, elementary and high school choral students, college music education students, community singers, guest speakers, and other college students and faculty spent a day on a college campus learning about the origins and ancestry of the song "We Shall Overcome" and performing some of its antecedent songs. The author will explain how and why the origins and ancestry of "We Shall Overcome" were selected as the topic for the symposium, summarize the research and related activities leading to the creation and presentation of the symposium, and describe the process of collaboration * that took place. Finally, the author will explain how this event reflected educational practices articulated by John Dewey and Jerome Bruner and how it provided a unique opportunity to implement aspects of the new National Core Music Standards.
Bobetsky, V. V. (2015) A SYMPOSIUM BRINGS RESEARCH TO LIFE THROUGH CHORAL PERFORMANCE. In: Choral Journal, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 22-31. Available at http://openmusiclibrary.org/article/55416/.