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Wil Offermans

Title: Wil Offermans: The Pedagogy of a Contemporary Flutist-Composer.
Name(s): Rogers, Kallie, author
Amsler, Eva, professor directing treatise
Clary, Richard, university representative
Meighan, Patrick, committee member
Bish, Deborah, committee member
Gunderson, Frank D., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (84 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: 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.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-9439 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 7, 2015.
Keywords: contemporary, flute, improvisation, movement, pedagogy, world music
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Eva Amsler, Professor Directing Treatise; Richard Clary, University Representative; Patrick Meighan, Committee Member; Deborah Bish, Committee Member; Frank Gunderson, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Music -- Instruction and study
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Owner Institution: FSU

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