Citation: Cosenza, G. (2005, September 8). Implications for music educators of an
interdisciplinary curriculum. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 6(9).
Retrieved [date] from http://www.ijea.org/v6n9/.
This article makes the case that authentic music learning need not be
sacrificed nor compromised in any way when the music teacher designs
and teaches curricula and units of study that integrate music learning with
learning in other academic subjects, including other fine and performing
arts subjects. The author argues that music teachers may think they are
losing instructional time in the service of other subjects when, in fact, if
music teachers understand the cognitive connections and shared
information among subjects, they have opportunities to enhance music
learning in substantive and authentic ways. Some sample curricular designs
are outlined in the article as examples of how learning among subjects can
serve multiple subject areas, including music.