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A response to a book by David J. Elliott entitled Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education (Oxford, 1995) presented at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1997.

A response to a book by David J. Elliott entitled Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education (Oxford, 1995) presented at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1997. The response focuses on aspects of creativity as it relates to music teaching and learning, including the importance of task type and difficulty, as well as of cultural context. The response ends with a story about Ruby, the artistic painting elephant who resided at the Phoenix Zoo and was, at the time, "the biggest artist in the Southwest."

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    • Proceedings of the 1997 Charles Fowler Colloquium on Innovation in Arts Education and the MayDay Group IV Colloquium.

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    Humphreys, Jere T. "Musical Creativity in Context: A Different Drummer and other Music Matters--A Response to David J. Elliott." In Music Education as Praxis: Reflecting on Music-Making as Human Action, ed. Marie McCarthy, 68-74. College Park, MD: University of Maryland, 1999.

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