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Music Education

Navigating the Future, 1st Edition

Edited by Clint Randles


354 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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Education involving music is a multifaceted and ever-altering challenge. As new media, technologies, and pedagogies are developed, academics and practitioners must make sure that they are aware of current trends and where they might lead. This book features studies on the future of music education from emerging scholars in the field. These studies are then supplemented by commentaries from established leaders of the music education community. Music Education covers topics such as music and leisure, new forms of media in music teaching and learning, the role of technology in music learning, popular music tuition in the expansion of curricular offering, and assessment of music education research. As such, it is an excellent reference for scholars and teachers as well as guide to the future of the discipline.


"Comprised of twenty-two outstanding articles deftly organized into five major sections, Music Education will prove ideal for supplemental reading lists in the field of Music Education and a core addition for Music Department and Academic Library reference collections."

Paul Vogel, The Midwest Book Review

"This text provides a unique group of voices providing important questions and suggestions for us to consider as we collectively reconsider our future of music education."

Ann Clements, School of Music, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Table of Contents

Part 1: Working With the Domain 1. Music Education History and the Future Michael Mark 2. In Response to Michael Mark Bennett Reimer 3. Difference and Music Education Lauren Kapalka Richerme 4. A Proleptic Perspective of Music Education Brent C. Talbot 5. The Virtues of Philosophical Practice in Music Education Wayne Bowman Part 2: Making Sense of our Tools 6. The Shifting Locus of Musical Experience from Performance to Recording to New Media: Some Implications for Music Education Matthew Thibeault 7. Inter/trans/multi/cross/new media(ting): Navigating an Emerging Landscape of Digital media for Music Education Evan Tobias 8. Is it the Technology? Challenging Technological Determinism in Music Education Alex Ruthmann, Evan Tobias, Clint Randles and Matthew Thibeault 9. The Technology-Music Dance: Reflections on Making Sense of Our Tools David B. Williams 10. Understanding the Tools: Technology as a Springboard for Reflective Musicking Frank Heuser Part 3:Visualizing Expansion 11. Liminal or Lifelong: Leisure, Collegiate A Capella and the Future of Music Education Roger Mantie 12. Seeking "Success" in Popular Music Gareth Dylan Smith 13. "Pssst…Over Here!" Young Children Shaping the Future of Music Education Alison Reynolds, Kerry Filsinger, Pamela Turowski, and Heather D. Waters 14. Identity and Transformation: (Re)Claiming an Inner Musician Karen Salvador Part 4: Guiding Researchers 15. Methodological Trends in Music Education Research Michael Zelenak 16. Critical Ethnography as/for Praxis: A Pathway for Music Education Marissa Silverman 17. Application of Sound Studies to Qualitative Research in Music Education Joseph Abramo 18. Commentary on Research Snapshot and Qualitative Approaches Richard Colwell 19. Structural Equation Modeling and Multilevel Modeling in Music Education: Advancing Quantitative Research Data Analysis Nicholas Stefanic 20. Reflecting on "Guiding Researchers" Peter R. Webster Part 5: Plotting a Course of Action 21. A Theory of Change in Music Education Clint Randles 22. The Role of Subversion in Changing Music Education John Kratus

About the Editor

Clint Randles is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of South Florida, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Music Education

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections covering Music Education. Considering music performance, theory, and culture alongside topics such as special education, multicultural education, music therapy, policy, pedagogy, community, and technology, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / General