1st Edition

Points of Disruption in the Music Education Curriculum, Volume 2 Individual Changes

    134 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    For decades, scholars in the field of music education have recognized the need for growth and change in our approach to teaching music, yet despite these calls for change, the music education curriculum today remains remarkably similar to that of a century ago. Points of Disruption in the Music Education Curriculum, Volume 2: Individual Changes is one of two volumes that bring together applied suggestions, analyses, and best practices for disrupting cycles of replication in the curriculum of K-12 and collegiate music education programs in the United States and beyond, considering disruption as a force for positive change. Identifying specific strategies for interrupting or reimagining traditional practices, the contributors provide music teachers and music educators with a variety of potential practical approaches to creating changes that foster a better musical education at all levels of the curriculum.

    This second volume focuses on changes that can be implemented by individual educators, covering topics including transcultural approaches, student-teacher power relations, methods courses, integrated music education, and administrator support of teacher agency, student–teacher power relations, and reimagining music education. Bringing together 6 thought-provoking chapters, this book offers a diverse set of concrete strategies that will be useful to a wide range of music education stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, and curriculum designers.

    1 Volume 2 Introduction: Disruptive Practices in Individual Music Classrooms

    Brian N. Weidner

    2 Moving Beyond the Western Lens: Transcultural Approaches in General Music Methods Courses

    Sangmi Kang

    3 Disrupting Music Teacher Education: Designing Methods Courses to Promote Change

    Kari Adams and Olivia G. Tucker

    4 Meaningful Music Integration: Disrupting K-8 Classroom and Music Teacher Preparation and Practice

    Kristin Harney, Daniel C. Johnson, Amorette B. Languell-Pudelka, and Caroline Kanzler

    5 Administrator Support of Music Teacher Agency: A Conversation

    Olivia G. Tucker and Kur T A. Schmidt

    6 Disrupting Power Relations in the Middle-School Choir: A Student-Centered Approach

    Ruth A. Debrot

    7 Reimagining Music Education

    David A. Williams


    Marshall Haning is Associate Professor and Area Head for Music Education at the University of Florida.

    Jocelyn A. Stevens is Associate Professor of Music Education at Truman State University.

    Brian N. Weidner is Associate Professor of Music Education at Butler University.