Contributors to the MIE NewsBlog consist of Music-in-Education Faculty and Staff, NEC students actively enrolled in the MIE Concentration and/or Guided Internship programs, alumni of the MIE@NEC program, and special invited guests. The MIE NewsBlog welcomes submissions from the public, professional Teaching Artists, and commentators on the field of music education, regardless of NEC affiliation. All posts and comments are subject to approval and editing by the MIE NewsBlog Editorial Review Board.
The MIE Research Center is led by arts education advocate, musician, and researcher Dr. Larry Scripp, who has composed many works in the past for musical theater, modern dance, film, and children’s animation, and directed a variety of community orchestras and contemporary performing groups in the Boston area. As a research scholar and consultant for arts in education in the past, he has investigated artistic development in children at Harvard Project Zero from 1982-1994 and assessment of arts and general education programs from 1985 to 1995. He has designed and carried out research studies investigating young children’s symbolic development, musical perception, musical representation, giftedness, and the development of computer-supported curricula in the arts and humanities. Much of his past research focused on developing ‘authentic’ measures of students’ learning and development in the arts.