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Audio Education

Theory, Culture, and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Daniel Walzer, Mariana Lopez


368 pages | 41 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-06-23
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Audio Education: Theory, Culture and Practice is a ground-breaking volume of sixteen chapters exploring the historical perspectives, methodologies and theoretical underpinnings that shape audio in educational settings. Bringing together insights from a roster of international contributors, this book presents perspectives from researchers, practitioners, educators and historians. Audio Education highlights a range of timely topics, including environmental sustainability, inclusivity, interaction with audio industries, critical listening and student engagement, making it recommended reading for teachers, researchers and practitioners engaging with the field of audio education.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Audio Education and the Makings of Creative and Inclusive Scholarship

Daniel Walzer and Mariana Lopez

Chapter 1: The Roots of Audio – From Craft to Established Field 1925-1945

George Brock-Nannestad

Chapter 2: The Child as Musical Affector: Sound Perception and Manipulation as Artistic Process in Primary School Music Education

Elissa Johnson-Green

Chapter 3: A Timeline is Not a Continuum: A More Inclusive Electronic Music History

Brian Heller

Chapter 4: Creating Authentic Learning Experiences using Max: An Alternative to Digital Audio Workstations

Mark Bassett

Chapter 5: Gamifying the Learning Experience: Evaluating Teaching Methodologies in an Introductory Module to Sound for Film and Television

Mariana Lopez

Chapter 6: Learning About Critical Listening through Popular Music

Adam Scott Neal

Chapter 7: Listening Sessions: Critical Listening in a Social Context 

M. Nyssim Lefford

Chapter 8: Engineering and Recording

Jeremy J. Wells

Chapter 9: Environmental Sustainability in the Audio Engineering Curriculum

Ben Mosley

Chapter 10: Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Importance of Interdisciplinary Audio Curriculum

Elsa Lankford

Chapter 11: Sound Reflections: The Purpose, Perspectives, and Place of Audio Education

Paul Thompson and Ben Mosley

Chapter 12: Designing Vocational Training for Audio Engineers at a Distance: Challenges, Reflections, and Recommendations

Duncan Williams

Chapter 13: Accessibility: A Practical Perspective on Inclusion

Victor Zottmann



Chapter 14 Future Educational Goals, and Actionable Items:

Teaching Communication Skills for Audio Education Institutions and Educators

Doug Bielmeier

Chapter 15: Addressing the Gender Imbalance in the Theater Sound Industry: A Conservatoire Approach

Clare Hibberd

Chapter 16: Enhancing Student Employability Through Innovative Programme Design: A Case Study

Jude Brereton, Helena Daffern, Marc Green, Frank Stevens, Andy Hunt

About the Editors

Daniel Walzer is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Walzer received his Ph.D from the University of the Cumberlands, MFA from Academy of Art University, MM from the University of Cincinnati, and BM from Bowling Green State University. Walzer draws on nearly twenty years of experience as an audio and media professional, session and touring musician, academic administrator, and faculty member at colleges and universities in the United States. An experienced music technology researcher and practitioner, Walzer maintains an active career as a composer and has published widely on issues relating to audio and music technology education.

Mariana Lopez is a Senior Lecturer in Sound Production and Post Production in the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York. In addition to lecturing in the field of sound, Mariana also leads the BSc in Film and Television Production. She has a background in music and sound design, having been awarded the BA degree in Arts with specialisation in Music and the MA degree in Post Production with specialisation in Sound Design.  In 2013 she completed her PhD at the University of York on the importance of virtual acoustics to further our understanding of the York Mystery Plays. Before joining the University of York, Mariana worked at Anglia Ruskin University as a Senior Research Fellow.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies