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ISME Series in Music Education


About the Series

  • The ISME Global Perspectives in Music Education Series encompasses publications that focus critical thought in a single issue and/or drive policy and practice forward through new resources, approaches, pedagogies and insights.
  • The ISME Specialist Themes in Music Education Series includes books that draw on the cutting-edge research being carried out within ISME areas and provide a site for deep critical interrogation of the issues at hand and/or resources for practitioners based on the work of ISME Commissions, Special Interest Groups, Forum and Standing Committees.

Each series offers a focused conduit through which members of ISME and their colleagues can publish scholarly and instructional work.

Proposals are welcome!

To be included in, contribute to, and/or submit a proposal, authors must be (or become) a member of the International Society for Music Education (ISME). The collaboration with the Canadian Music Educators’ Association (CMEA) also encourages and enables contributions from CMEA members for inclusion in either of the two series.

For more information please refer to the guidelines at www.isme.org/isme-routledge-book-series.

Senior Editor: Jennie Henley, Royal Northern College of Music

Past Editors: Dawn Bennett, Curtin University (Series Editor-in-Chief); Margaret Barrett, University of Queensland (Senior Editor, Global Perspectives in Music Education); Jennifer Rowley, Sydney Conservatorium of the University of Sydney (Senior Editor, Specialist Themes in Music Education)

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Preparing Musicians for Precarious Work Transformational Approaches to Music Careers Education

Preparing Musicians for Precarious Work: Transformational Approaches to Music Careers Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Nicole Canham
September 23, 2021

Preparing Musicians for Precarious Work: Transformational Approaches to Music Careers Education promotes career counseling-informed techniques that encourage and guide musicians to drive their careers in necessary new directions. In exposing the ‘dark side’ of precarious work in the arts sector, ...

Educating Musicians for Sustainability

Educating Musicians for Sustainability

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Anna Reid, Peter Petocz
July 12, 2021

Educating Musicians for Sustainability explores the intersections of sustainability and music, investigating how sustainability affects the development and professional preparation of musicians while asking the question, ‘What does sustainability have to do with music?’ The volume presents a series...

Brazilian Research on Creativity Development in Musical Interaction

Brazilian Research on Creativity Development in Musical Interaction

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Rosane Cardoso de Araújo
June 08, 2021

Brazilian Research on Creativity Development in Musical Interaction focuses on creativity that involves interactive musical activities, with different groups, such as professional musicians, students, and student teachers. It seeks to present research with a theoretical foundation on musical ...

Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities

Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education: From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Silje Valde Onsrud, Hilde Synnøve Blix, Ingeborg Lunde Vestad
April 30, 2021

Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education: From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities introduces much-needed updates to research and teaching philosophies that envision new ways of considering gender diversity in music education. This volume of essays by Scandinavian contributors looks beyond ...

Creative Research in Music Informed Practice, Innovation and Transcendence

Creative Research in Music: Informed Practice, Innovation and Transcendence

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Reid, Neal Peres Da Costa, Jeanell Carrigan
December 30, 2020

Creative Research in Music explores what it means to be an artistic researcher in music in the twenty-first century. The book delineates the myriad processes that underpin successful artistic research in music, providing best practice exemplars ranging from Western classical art to local ...

Difference and Division in Music Education

Difference and Division in Music Education

1st Edition

Edited By Alexis Anja Kallio
November 30, 2020

Difference and Division in Music Education enriches existing diversity and social justice discourses by considering the responsibility of music education to respond to rising social discord and tensions. Although ‘hate’ is by no means a new concern for policymakers, educators, or musicians, the ...

The Instrumental Music Teacher Autonomy, Identity and the Portfolio Career in Music

The Instrumental Music Teacher: Autonomy, Identity and the Portfolio Career in Music

1st Edition

By Kerry Boyle, International Society for Music Education (ISME)
September 29, 2020

Instrumental teaching in the UK is characterised by a lack of regulation and curriculum, whereby individuals can teach with no training or qualification. Kerry Boyle explores the way in which individuals who begin teaching can negotiate successful careers in music without formal training. Existing ...

Musical Gentrification Popular Music, Distinction and Social Mobility

Musical Gentrification: Popular Music, Distinction and Social Mobility

1st Edition

Edited By Petter Dyndahl, Sidsel Karlsen, Ruth Wright
September 03, 2020

Musical Gentrification is an exploration of the role of popular music in processes of socio-cultural inclusion and exclusion in a variety of contexts. Twelve chapters by international scholars reveal how cultural objects of relatively lower status, in this case popular musics, are made objects of ...

Teaching and Evaluating Music Performance at University Beyond the Conservatory Model

Teaching and Evaluating Music Performance at University: Beyond the Conservatory Model

1st Edition

Edited By John Encarnacao, Diana Blom
May 14, 2020

Fresh perspectives on teaching and evaluating music performance in higher education are offered in this book. One-to-one pedagogy and Western art music, once default positions of instrumental teaching, are giving way to a range of approaches that seek to engage with the challenges of the music ...

Leadership and Musician Development in Higher Music Education

Leadership and Musician Development in Higher Music Education

1st Edition

Edited By Dawn Bennett, Jennifer Rowley, Patrick Schmidt
January 07, 2019

Leadership and Musician Development in Higher Music Education informs, challenges and evaluates the central practices, policies and theories that underpin the preparation of future music leaders and the leadership of music in higher education. In higher education, it is often presumed that ...

Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education

Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education

1st Edition

Edited By Jennifer Rowley, Dawn Bennett, Patrick Schmidt
January 14, 2019

Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education is the second of a two-volume anthology dedicated to leadership and leadership development in higher music education. Fifteen authors write from multiple countries and contexts, exploring pedagogical and curricular leadership ...

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