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 challenges and successes from around the globe. They draw attention to the dynamics of pedagogical approaches which encourage learners’ deep and agentic engagement, considering the sustainability and scope of such interventions while highlighting positive frameworks and approaches.
As with its companion volume, Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education includes student commentary in which student contributors give concrete ideas and recommendations for facilitating and strengthening leadership development through practical and equitable strategies with students, communities and colleagues. The outcome is a collection of essays designed to offer student musicians, higher education teachers and institutional leaders theoretically informed and practical insights into the development and practice of leadership.
Table of Contents
Foreword Pathways to leadership in higher music education (Don Lebler) / Chapter I How is leadership practised in higher music education? (Jennifer Rowley and Dawn Bennett) / Chapter II Leadership in the transition from music student to professional musician: The Civic Orchestra of Chicago Fellowship (Sara Ascenso, Jonathan McCormick and Rosie Perkins) / Chapter III Developing leadership skills in performing arts graduates: A case study of an extracurricular community project (Judith Brown) / Chapter IV Preparing the twenty-first century professional musician: Leading curricular changes to keyboard musicianship classes (Margaret Young, Cynthia Stephens-Himonides and Martha Hilley) / Chapter V Leadership in the ensemble setting: Lessons from the engine room (Annie Mitchell) / Chapter VI Creative leadership in action through a conservatoire-based MSc in Performance Science (Rosie Perkins and Aaron Williamon) / Chapter VII Identifying skills for successful classical music careers: Implications for higher education studio teaching leadership (Katie Zhukov) / Chapter VIII Leading changes through a study on memorisation: Professional musicians as researchers (Pétur Jónasson and Tânia Lisboa) / Chapter IX The musician as teacher: Navigating future self for career development (Jennifer Rowley) / Chapter X Student commentary: Balancing higher education; Not just employability (Remington C. H. Owen) / Chapter XI Leading change in higher music education pedagogy and curriculum (Dawn Bennett and Jennifer Rowley) The International Society for Music Education / The ISME Commission on the Education of the Professional Musician / Index
Jennifer Rowley is Associate Professor and Program Leader of Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney, where she coordinates the professional placement programme for students into the arts industry, regional conservatoriums and schools.
Dawn Bennett is John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Director of the EmployABILITY and Creative Workforce Initiatives with Curtin University in Australia.
Patrick Schmidt is Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education at Western University in Canada, where he specialises in critical pedagogy, urban music education and policy studies.