- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (127 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Fiddlestick Productions, 2014.
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Originally produced by Fiddlestick Productions in 2014.
Music educators and researchers estimate that 75% or more of high school music students will quit their musical studies after high school. Many are pulled into paths toward economic growth and are unaware of the many musical opportunities in college and beyond. Carry the Tune is a documentary that shares the stories of people who have discovered these opportunities and how music provides a vital sense of balance in their lives...Orchestra teacher Paul Trapkus explores the Colorado Front Range with students Elizabeth Potter and Kelvin DuVal, meeting countless avocational musicians who see music not as competing with their other interests but as enhancing them. Instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages and abilities use classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, and other styles as vehicles for lifelong learning and fulfillment without neglecting their many college and career commitments. At its heart, Carry the Tune highlights a challenge we all face - the endeavor to balance our work with our passions...The film received the Award of Merit from the 2015 San Francisco Film Awards and has been praised by music education leaders. Gary McPherson, author of Music in Our Lives, calls the film "the best example of a documentary that showcases the power of music education."Tim Lautzenheiser, author of The Art of Successful Teaching, says, "I would insist everyone watch it. It́s a magnificent gift with a message of truth - artistic truth.́
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