1st Edition

Inclusive Music Histories: Leading Change through Research and Pedagogy CMS Emerging Fields in Music

By Ayana O. Smith Copyright 2024
    122 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Inclusive Music Histories: Leading Change through Research and Pedagogy models effective practices for researchers and instructors striving either to reform music history curricula at large or update individual topics within their classes to be more inclusive.

    Confronting racial and other imbalances of Western music history, the author develops four core principles that enable a shift in thinking to create a truly intersectional music history narrative and provides case studies that can be directly applied in the classroom. The book addresses inclusivity issues in the discipline of musicology by outlining imbalances encoded into the canonic repertory, pedagogy, and historiography of the field. This book offers comprehensive teaching tools that instructors can use at all stages of course design, from syllabus writing and lecture planning to discussion techniques, with assignments for each of the subject matter case studies. Inclusive Music Histories enables instructors to go beyond token representation to a more nuanced music history pedagogy.

    1. Introduction  2. Identity in Historical Narratives  3. Representational Tropes in Text, Image, and Music  4. Caricature and Character, Appropriation and Authenticity  5. Signifying Meaning in African-American Music


    Ayana O. Smith is Associate Professor of Musicology at Indiana University, USA.