This award-winning BBC film—soon to be versioned for US television—explores the importance of music education for children, and the perilous state it’s in. Don’t Stop the Music will provide not just knowledge, but fun as well, with star-studded “musical awakenings” that will energize students and the community to enjoy music, learn about its importance and discover all that music provides.
Michael Holstein, producer of Don’t Stop the Music and Professor Scot Evans from the School of Education and Human Development will join Frost School Professors Carlos Abril and Kimberly Sena Moore. Michael Holstein has produced TV programs, commercials, web-based series’ and interactive products all while maintaining an active entertainment law practice. Scot Evans, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies, studies the role of community-based organizations in the promotion of wellbeing, social change, and social justice. Carlos Abril, Professor of Music Education, researches socio-cultural issues in music education, arts education policy, and music perception. Kimberly Sena Moore is Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Music Therapy, and her current clinical and research interests center on music therapy and emotion regulation development in neurodevelopmentally at-risk children.
This film screening is sponsored by the Department of Music Education and Music Therapy and is the first of three screenings about the portrayal of music learning and teaching in popular film. Each screening is followed by a panel discussion and audience participation.