In keeping with goals and objectives of the applied music curriculum the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, students will use e-mail to contact a peer music student in another country or province. Then they will begin to use the new Net Sessions Technology. This will allow real-time music collaboration between between distant students. During this interaction students will learn to use mainstream professional multimedia tools. They will also develop an understanding and appreciation of cultural similarities and differences by making music on-line with their chosen peer.
The proposed multicultural components will complement the earning atmosphere already present in the music program. Peer tutoring is already a strong component of the program. Students have been visited by various local musicians and thus have direct exposure to myriad styles. Many students are familiar with cubase-type software and have used the music room's internet connection for traditional e-mail, research, and down loading of guitar notation. If our students can connect with other students on a national or international level, this would be a natural extension of the program that we already have in place.