Edwin E. Gordon
Edwin E. Gordon verstarb am 4. Dezember 2015
Am 4. Dezember 2015 verstarb Dr. Edwin Elias Gordon im Alter von 88 Jahren. Kurz vor seinem Tod konnte er den Music Education Award 2015 entgegennehmen.
"On October 29, 2015, the National Association for Music Education announced its designation of Dr. Edwin E. Gordon as a 2015 Lowell Mason Fellow. This distinction is one of music education’s most important honors, and is designed to recognize the accomplishments of music educators, music education advocates, political leaders, industry professionals, and others who have contributed to music education in their unique way.
Dr. Gordon has been a pioneer in research into musical aptitude, the psychology of music, and how musical aptitude develops in the young child. His research into music learning theory, audiation, and the sequence of development of musical learning have provided the basis for much of what is taught, and how it is taught in our music classrooms today. Dr. Gordon’s stature as a researcher into how musical thinking develops makes him worthy of the designation of Lowell Mason Fellow.
His work reflects a deeply held philosophy about the value of music in the lives of all human beings: “Music is unique to humans. Like the other arts, music is as basic as language to human development and existence” (from Gordon, Edwin E. A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children. Chicago: GIA Publications, 1990, pp. 2-3)."
Wir werden sein grossartiges Vermächtnis, welches er uns in unzähligen Schriften und Publikationen hinterlassen hat, würdigen und weitertragen!
“My best recommendation to music teachers of the next century is to improvise, improvise, improvise! Get rid of notation. Learn from music learning theory to teach children to make music without the aid of notation or music theory. Follow religiously the process of the way we learn language.” Edwin Elias Gordon 1927 – 2015