Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series

Series Editor:

The Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series encompasses principal cross-disciplinary issues in music, education, and culture in six volumes, detailing theoretical and practical aspects of World Music Pedagogy in ways that contribute to the diversification of repertoire and instructional approaches. With the growth of cultural diversity in schools and communities and the rise of an enveloping global network, there is both confusion and a clamoring by teachers for music that speaks to the multiple heritages of their students, as well as to the spectrum of expressive practices in the world that constitute the human need to sing, play, dance, and engage in the rhythms and inflections of poetry, drama, and ritual.

  • Volume I: Early Childhood Education (Sarah H. Watts)
  • Volume II: Elementary Music Education (J. Christopher Roberts and Amy C. Beegle)
  • Volume III: Secondary School Innovations (Karen Howard and Jamey Kelley)
  • Volume IV: Instrumental Music Education (Mark Montemayor, William J. Coppola, and Christopher Mena)
  • Volume V: Choral Music Education (Sarah J. Bartolome)
  • Volume VI: School-Community Intersections (Patricia Shehan Campbell and Chee-Hoo Lum)

Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Series Editor


"If our job is to create inclusive communities of passionate, empathetic, creative music makers that actively engage all of our students—and it is—then this series will have us all drumming, dancing, and singing for joy. The World Music Pedagogy model is a game-changing approach that activates listening, collaboration, creativity, and high-level music skills through immersive engagement with world music traditions."

Leila Ramagopal Pertl, Music Education Department, Lawrence University

"This series is a long overdue contribution to writings on how music is learned and taught worldwide. It fully acknowledges that cultural diversity has brought not only new musical content to various stages and places of learning, but also new pedagogies that can (and should) enrich learning experiences in formal, non-formal, and informal settings for all ages and levels of ambition."

Huib Schippers, Director and Curator, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

"This is a mindfully envisioned and masterfully crafted collection on world music education that provides a strong pedagogical framework around which authors weave vignettes, music, teaching ideas, and resources that will guide educators who seek to infuse world music in their classrooms, rehearsal rooms, and community centers."

Carlos R. Abril, Director of Undergraduate Studies Music Education, University of Miami