Departmental Bulletin Paper 声楽教育分野における地域貢献の可能性 — 秋田県の高齢社会における声楽講座 —
Possibilities for Contribution to the Community in the Field of Vocal Music -Lectures on how Vocal Music impacts the lives of Senior Citizens’ in Akita Prefecture, Japan-

爲我井, 壽一  ,  TAMEGAI, Hisakazu

71pp.29 - 39 , 2016-03-01 , 秋田大学教育文化学部
In 2014, I delivered a series of public lectures on vocal music in Akita Prefecture, aimed at senior citizensaged 60 years or older. The topics covered were vocalization and singing techniques. From conversations withsenior citizens attending the lectures, it became apparent that the learners’ needs with regard to education in singingvaried considerably. The needs could generally be divided into three categories, described below along with theinstruction that I planned in order to meet each need:A: Cultural Education/Lifelong Learning: vocal music lectures/concertB: Enjoying Singing: introductory lectures on vocal musicC: Specialized Vocal Music Education: vocal music tutorials for individual learnersIn 2015, courses pertaining to categories A and B were held in four cities in Akita Prefecture. Through followupquestionnaires administered to the participants, it was confirmed that these courses met community members’perceived needs in terms of education in singing.

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