Digital ensemble skills in a laptop orchestra


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The emerging practices and growing number of laptop orchestras associated with university music programs raise questions about the capability of the laptop orchestra to develop students' ensemble skills, and how skills development differs from other conventional music ensembles. This paper proposes a set of digital ensemble skills attributes for collaborative music making in a laptop orchestra. These attributes address the technological aspects of ensemble skills development and the musicological significance of the laptop orchestra for students' music learning. Moreover, the paper identifies the pedagogical content of the laptop orchestra, highlighting its alignment with the university music curriculum. Copyright © 2018 Cheng Lee.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 International Computer Music Conference
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, California
PublisherThe International Computer Music Association
ISBN (Print)9780984527472, 0984527478
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


Cheng, L. (2018). Digital ensemble skills in a laptop orchestra. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Computer Music Conference (pp. 267-270). San Francisco, California: The International Computer Music Association.


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