CCC stands for Curious Collaborative Creativity. As a result of receiving a Federal Title III Strengthening Institutions grant, our traditional concert band has been transformed into a inquiry based ensemble. Musicians explore a variety of traditional and new music through collaborative music contributions. Inspired by the Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) and Project-Based Learning approaches, the CCC format shifts the control of the ensemble from the director to the musicians. Members select or compose the music they wish to explore, develop their curiosity through ideas or individual contributions, investigate through collaboration, and then produce a creative performance that shares their new understandings and often involves audience participation.
The primary goal of CCC is to develop a total understanding and competency of all areas of music by the members of an ensemble or the students in the music class. Musicians collaborate in directing, teaching,, composing, improvising, creating, promoting, and sharing comprehensive artistry.
In our Campus Community Band, our musicians take on roles as Colleagues or Contributors. Colleagues design, develop their contributions based upon one of the areas of creating/composing, conducting, understanding and discussing music. Contributors assist the Colleagues by offering their experience and expertise as needed.
To learn more about the CCC philosophy and approach, please visit the Curious Collaborative Creativity website.
Curious Collaborative Creativity by Caron Collins is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Please complete this questionnaire to determine how you would like to contribute to our creativity.
Step One: Describing your Contribution
Complete the information on the form below to describe how you would like to contribute to our creativity:
Performance or Composition
Step Two: Sharing your Contribution
Determine from the rehearsal calendar when you would like to share your contribution.
Step Three: Reflecting on your Contribution