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date: 13 November 2019

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This chapter focuses on the role of the music director in school musicals and the dispositions, knowledge, and skills needed for success. Producing musical theatre requires the assimilation and application of many of the pedagogical and analytical skills acquired during teacher preparation. These skills may need to be learned through a combination of curricular and extracurricular experiences. Being part of a production team necessitates organization, leadership, and the ability to integrate multiple art forms. The aims of differentiated instruction and social justice may be achieved through this endeavor because musical production allows for multiple points of entry by participants with varying skills and experiences, in a genre that embraces inclusion of diverse participants and different points of view. Lives can be transformed through musical theatre, and skilled, engaged music educators can be catalysts for this transformation.

Keywords: music director, musical theatre, musical, integrate, social justice

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