1st Edition

Audio Education Theory, Culture, and Practice

Edited By Daniel Walzer, Mariana Lopez Copyright 2020
    322 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    322 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Audio Education: Theory, Culture, and Practice is a groundbreaking volume of 16 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.

    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


    Daniel Walzer is an assistant professor of music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

    Mariana Lopez is a senior lecturer in sound production and postproduction in the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York.