1st Edition

Milestones in Music Education

Edited By Clint Randles Copyright 2024
    272 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    272 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In ten concise chapters, Milestones in Music Education introduces the key developments and issues that have shaped the field of music education. Designed for undergraduate students, each chapter of the book is written by a different expert, bringing together many leading voices in the field. The ten chosen milestones represent breakthroughs in the field of music education that are relevant to today’s educators, and enable teachers to understand the issues that have shaped the teaching of music over time. Topics covered include the origins of music education as a school subject, the impact of changing technology, the roles of popular music and notation, and racial justice in the music classroom.

    Featuring action suggestions and discussion questions in each chapter, this accessible book provides students with a foundation in the history and context of music education, and prepares them to engage with the social and philosophical aspects of teaching music as forward-thinking educators.

    Milestones are a range of accessible textbooks, breaking down the need-to-know moments in the social, cultural, political and artistic development of foundational subject areas. This book is ideal for undergraduate courses in music education.




    Author Bios

    1. Recapturing an Everlasting Human Spirit in Music Education

    C. Victor Fung

    2. Democracy: Past, Present, and Future

    Richard Colwell and Clint Randles

    3. A Historical Perspective on Music as a School Subject

    Phillip Hash

    4. The Phonograph and Music Appreciation in Early Twentieth-Century America

    Julia Chybowski

    5. Tensions: Popular Music, Literacy, and Diversifying Performance

    Clint Randles

    6. School Music in Rural and Urban Settings

    Vincent Bates and Alfonzo Kimbrough

    7. Centering Black Music, Culture and Education in the Decades Leading up to Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

    Marie McCarthy

    8. YouTube, TikTok, and Online Music Learning

    Janice Waldron

    9. Standing up for Every Person: A Call to Active Compassion

    Jazmin Ghent, Brian Panetta, Clint Randles

    10. Multiple Musical Creativities: Embracing Diversity and Change

    Clint Randles

    Afterword: A Long Flash of Brilliance: Celebrating the Life of Richard Colwell

    Clint Randles




    Clint Randles is a Professor of Music Education at the University of South Florida.