Produced by Nashville Public Television and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Music to My Ears is a resource for music teachers at the middle and high school level. The series has several goals. The most important is to encourage the viewer to become an active listener who employs careful observation and critical thinking in the art of listening. Secondary goals include 1) helping audiences make connections between concepts in music and other art forms, such as the visual or performing arts; 2) exposing students to a variety of musical styles and genres; and 3) introducing viewers to musical structure and terminology.
The series is hosted by Dr. Cedric Dent of Take 6. Dent holds a Ph.D. in music and is active as a composer and educator as well as performer. The other members of Take 6 join Dent to provide vocal demonstrations of the ideas being presented in each show. Other featured groups include the Nashville Bluegrass Band, the Fairfield Four, the Beegie Adair Trio, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra Trio.
Each program explores a musical idea through performances, conversations, and demonstrations. Other art forms are used to create analogies for the musical concepts.
This program is available digitally. Contact AIT Sales for more information.Four 30-min. programs