Cooperative Learning in the Large Ensemble

Cooperative Learning in the Large Ensemble

The large performing ensemble is the dominant manifestation of music education in the middle and high schools of the United States (Birge, 2007; Mark, 1996; Mark & Gary, 2007). Bands, orchestras and choirs form the backbone of this tradition and in many cases, are the sole delivery vehicle for school based music education (especially at the secondary level).