Wil Offermans is a flutist-composer with a holistic approach to contemporary flute pedagogy. At present day, there are very few English-language publications on Offermans; thus, in comparison to his contemporaries, the broader English-speaking flute community knows very little of the Dutch flutist-composer. The purpose of this treatise is to present Offermans's pedagogical ideas as a modern day flutist-composer so that his knowledge, creativity, and unique perspective may be made available to a larger flute population.
A brief overview of the development of contemporary flute music will set the stage for the emergence of Offermans's role in the flute world. A biographical sketch of Offermans follows, along with a discussion of his teaching philosophy and four pedagogical themes that reoccur in his teaching and methods: extended techniques, interculturalism, improvisation, and body movement. Other pedagogical applications associated with these themes are discussed in addition. Finally, the concept of holism in education is explored using Offermans as an example of a holistic pedagogue.
|Commitee:||Bish, Deborah, Clary, Richard, Gunderson, Frank, Meighan, Patrick|
|School:||The Florida State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 76/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Music, Music education|
|Keywords:||Contemporary, Flute music, Improvisation, Offermans, Wil, Pedagogy, World music|
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