Webinar: Get Your Students to Listen to Music and Not Just Hear It with MindTap

Webinar: Get Your Students to Listen to Music and Not Just Hear It with MindTap
Facilitated by:
Jillian Borden, Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
Date Recorded: 4/2/2015 Listen in on an interactive webinar on Music Appreciation in the modern classroom. We’ll explore MindTap, the online critical listening program designed to bring musical forms throughout history and cultures to life, all while seamlessly allowing you to integrate your own course materials into vetted instructional content. Please join us for this brief walkthrough and discussion about MindTap for Music Appreciation, now available for the new editions of The Essential Listening Read More…

Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8E and MindTap

Webinar: Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Edition and MindTap
Facilitated by: The Cengage Learning Music Team
Date Recorded: 10/26/2015 The Music team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to take you on a virtual tour of the newly added content, features, and updates in the current editions of Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Editions. We’ll also explore how MindTap – the premier digital solution for Music Appreciation that gets your students to listen to music and not just hear it – helps elevate thinking, promote better outcomes, and make Read More…

What’s New in Art, Music and Philosophy

Humanities educators! Cengage has brand new titles coming out this spring for the art, music, and philosophy disciplines. Would you like to learn more about our product offerings or receive a sample copy? Contact your Learning Consultant today and we’ll get you started.


Cunningham, Reich, Fichner-Rathus, Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities, Volume I and II, 9th Edition ©2018 Culture and Values, 9th Edition, introduces students to art, music, philosophy, religion, and literature from the beginnings of civilization to the contemporary world, encouraging students to consider how understanding both their own and other heritages contribute to becoming Read More…

MindTap Allows Music Teacher to Share Intricacies of Music Online

Jay Contrino is an adjunct instructor of music at Southeast Missouri State University where he teaches Jazz Appreciation, Theories of Music in Culture, Aural Skills, and applied drum set lessons. He’s been teaching at the college level for many years after working as a performer at clubs, symphony halls, jazz festivals and aboard cruise ships, where he worked side by side with a wide range of musicians, including the Osmond Brothers, the Platters, Mickey Dolenz, Tommy Tune, and others. This varied and exciting background adds to Contrino’s desire for his students to really listen to the intricacies of music, Read More…

MindTap Leads to Better Scores in Music Appreciation Courses

How do you encourage the students in your Music Appreciation courses to perform to the best of their abilities? Assigning digital could be key. Participation and outcomes improve for Music Appreciation students when MindTap counts for 20% or more of their grade.

Recent analysis of MindTap usage for all disciplines across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform.
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