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Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association

Volume 10, Number 1 (2010)

Learning That is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts:

David Chase
University of the Pacific

 Keith Hatschek
University of the Pacific


Considers needs of employers for graduates of music industry studies programs and how the skills, knowledge and attributes valued by employers may best be fostered in such programs. They observe that integration of knowledge and experience, so-called integrative learning, as represented by practica, fieldwork, co-op, internship and on-campus activities are necessary for proper student development. The article looks first at of approaches to student learning and its meaning and potential value to educators, students, and employers. The second part describes the process and the progress that the authors have engaged in to apply the theory with identifiable and measurable benchmarks to help develop practice-ready professionals for careers in the music business, in part by attempting to enhance the opportunity for students to participate in integrative learning experiences in and beyond the classroom.

Keywords: music industry studies, integrative learning, internship, music management, music business, business degrees

Chase, David, and Keith Hatschek. “Learning That is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Efforts to Build and Sustain an Integrative Learning Model in Music Management.” Journal of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association 10, no. 1 (2010): 125-147.

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