Yesterday, AirTurn co-founder and VP of Marketing Hugh Sung interviewed Dr. Don Reddick at Olivet Nazarene University. Olivet Nazarene University is the first college in the country to go all-iPad with its music department.
You can watch the whole interview (including a 15% Cyber Monday discount) at http://youtu.be/s-PlrB9ILJ8?a
Just some take-aways from the video (if you choose not to watch the entire video):
- At Olivet Nazarene University, the music department was chosen to pilot the iPad program
- Students purchase the iPads as part of their tuition
- Studying “traditional” classical music, students are able to (legally) download most of their music instead of purchasing books (which were originally printed before 1929 and are in the Public Domain). The cost savings to students may pay itself back in a few semesters.
- The university is also using eBooks in place of traditional printed books
- The university is continuing to define how they are using the iPads in all their music studies.
- The university has purchased a set of AirTurn foot pedals for use with orchestra and band
- The PDF music reader of choice at Olivet Nazarene University is forScore.
At any rate, it’s a great interview and focused on the use of the iPad in Music Education. I will be presenting a session at the Illinois Music Education Conference in January (SmartMusic and Choir), so I will be looking forward to visiting the Olivet Nazarene University booth!