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.
Unfreezing Music Education Critical Formalism and Possibilities for Self-Reflexive Music Learning
Contemporary Research in Music Learning Across the Lifespan Music Education and Human Development
Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education Diversity and Social Justice in the Classroom
Music Education Navigating the Future
By Paul Louth
April 21, 2023
Unfreezing Music Education argues that discussing the conflicting meanings of music should occupy a more central role in formal music education and music teacher preparation programs than is currently the case. Drawing on the critical theory of the Frankfurt School, the author seeks to take a ...
By Graham J. McPhail
August 05, 2022
Knowledge and Music Education: A Social Realist Account explores current challenges for music education in relation to wider philosophical and political debates, and seeks to find a way forward for the field by rethinking the nature and value of epistemic knowledge in the wake of postmodern ...
By Emily Achieng’ Akuno
March 27, 2019
This book explores the music of Africa and its experience in modern education, offering music education analyses from African perspectives. The collection assembles insights from around Africa to bring African and non-African scholars into the world of music, education, policy, and assessment as ...
By Graham McPhail, Vicki Thorpe, Stuart Wise
February 22, 2018
Educational Change and the Secondary School Music Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a fascinating case study in educational change. The music curriculum has been greatly affected by deep cultural and economic forces such as the growth of popular music's importance in young people's lives,...
By Jennifer Bugos
August 19, 2016
This book examines contemporary issues in music teaching and learning throughout the lifespan, illuminating an emerging nexus of trends shaping modern research in music education. In the past, most music learning opportunities and research were focused upon the pre-adult population. Yet, music ...
By Ajay Heble, Mark Laver
March 07, 2016
This book offers compelling new perspectives on the revolutionary potential of improvisation pedagogy. Bringing together contributions from leading musicians, scholars, and teachers from around the world, the volume articulates how improvisation can breathe new life into old curricula; how it can ...
By Lisa C. DeLorenzo
November 18, 2015
This book examines how music education presents opportunities to shape democratic awareness through political, pedagogical, and humanistic perspectives. Focusing on democracy as a vital dimension in teaching music, the essays in this volume have particular relevance to teaching music as ...
By Clint Randles
October 10, 2014
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 ...