Guru Pedagogy Research Project at Sangeet Research Academy (SRA), Kolkata, India – 2011 ongoing
Amie is privileged to have been invited to conduct research on the pedagogy (teaching methods, philosophy, musical content and values) practiced by nine distinguished gurus and two junior gurus on the faculty of the one-of-its-kind conservatory/musical incubator Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata (Calcutta), India.
The main objectives of this project are: (1) to create an archival record (on video) of how these world class musicians transmit the musical materials and values they have inherited from their gurus and spent their careers perfecting, and (2) to seek out commonalities in their musical values and teaching practice.
Phase one consisted of video capture of classes taught by and interviews with the gurus. Review and logging of the footage is now under way; preliminary analysis follows. Amie is scheduled to return to Kolkata late this year or early next year for the next phase.