1st Edition

Marginalized Voices in Music Education

Edited By Brent C. Talbot Copyright 2018
    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    Marginalized Voices in Music Education explores the American culture of music teachers by looking at marginalization and privilege in music education as a means to critique prevailing assumptions and paradigms. In fifteen contributed essays, authors set out to expand notions of who we believe we are as music educators -- and who we want to become. This book is a collection of perspectives by some of the leading and emerging thinkers in the profession, and identifies cases of individuals or groups who had experienced marginalization. It shares the diverse stories in a struggle for inclusion, with the goal to begin or expand conversation in undergraduate and graduate courses in music teacher education. Through the telling of these stores, authors hope to recast music education as fertile ground for transformation, experimentation and renewal.


    Brent C. Talbot

    1. Speak No Evil: Talking Race as an African American in Music Education

    Joyce McCall

    2. Black Keys on a White Piano: A Negro Narrative of Double-Consciousness in American Music Education

    Deejay Robinson & Karin Hendricks

    3. Why Just Me (or Few Others) in Music Education?: An Autoethnographic Point of Departure

    Darrin Thornton

    4. Negotiating Communities of Practice in Music Education: Dorothy’s Narrative

    Karin Hendricks & Dorothy

    5. Cultural Straddling: The Double Life of a Mariachi Music Education Major

    Carlos Castañeda & Margaret Schmidt

    6. "Put Your Big Girl Panties On": A Female Band Director’s Career in a Culture of Masculinity

    Colleen Sears

    7. "Can’t I Sing with the Girls?": A Transgender Music Educator’s Journey

    Sarah J. Bartolome & Melanie E. Stanford 

    8. Like Putting a Circle with a Square: A (Voice-Variant) Choral Singer’s Story

    Vanessa Bond 

    9. Zeke’s Story: Intersections of Faith, Vocation, and LGBTQ Identity in the South

    Don Taylor

    10. A Case Study of Two Music Education Majors with Visual Impairment

    Tami Draves, Elizabeth Parker, & Amy E. Spears





    Brent C. Talbot is Associate Professor of Music Education at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College.