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The Routledge Companion to Creativities in Music Education

ISBN 9781032163611
Published December 30, 2022 by Routledge
632 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Viewing the plurality of creativity in music as being of paramount importance to the field of music education, The Routledge Companion to Creativities in Music Education provides a wide-ranging survey of practice and research perspectives.

Bringing together philosophical and applied foundations, this volume draws together an array of international contributors, including leading and emerging scholars, to illuminate the multiple forms creativity can take in the music classroom, and how new insights from research can inform pedagogical approaches.

In over 50 chapters, it addresses theory, practice, research, change initiatives, community, and broadening perspectives. A vital resource for music education researchers, practitioners, and students, this volume helps advance the discourse on creativities in music education.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Theoretical Good Vibrations

1. Tuning up: Creativities illuminate our discourse

Clint Randles and Pamela Burnard

2. On Creativities and Traditions: A Confucian Perspective with Insights for Music Education

Leonard Tan and Mengchen Lu

3. Cyberfeminism and "creativities": Artivism for music teaching and learning

Marissa Silverman

4. Interpretation and Listening in the Domain of Music and Sound Creativities

Rebecca M. Rinsema

5. Re-thinking Planning for a Creative Music Curriculum

Victoria Kinsella and Martin Fautley

6. Playing with Freedom: A Reimagining of Play and Imagination in Vocal Music Education

Kexin Xu

7. Information literacy as a factor for musical creativity enhancement: Challenges and prospects for music education

Charilaos Lavranos and Charles Patterson

8. Multiple Creativities as a Natural Progression of the Origins of the Universe: A Justification for Music Education from Spirituality

Clint Randles

PART 2: Foundational Creativities

9. Teacher-as-Improvisational Artist: Weaving the Web of Inclusive Praxis in Early Childhood and Elementary Music

Karen Salvador and Erika J. Knapp

10. Video Clubs as Catalysts for Developing Music Educators’ Creative Music Making Practices

Donna J. Gallo

11. Where does that go? Responding to disruption in higher education through technology and creativities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Malachi Apudo-Achola

Part 3: New Possibilities for New Creativities: Inspiring/Catalyzing Curriculum Change


12. Beyond the surface of culturally responsive pedagogies: Hip-Hop, creativity and affirming the voices of students of color

Judy Lewis

13. Sparking and Sustaining the Songwriting Process

adam patrick bell, Juan Cacho, and Ismail Okasha

14. Beyond ‘careers’: composing musical lives through metamusical creativity

Lloyd McArton

15. Teaching and learning creativity as content: A tool-dependent process

Niklas Rudback and Cecilia Wallerstedt

16. Music Educators Perspectives on Songwriting

Lauren Ryals

17. Songwriting Class as a Place for Healing

John Kratus

18. Group Creativities: Mapping The Creative Process of Mobile Music Creation

Jason Chi Wai Chen

19. Children’s Traditional Playground Musicking, Creativity, and Media Culture

Martina Vasil

20. The DAW Revolution

Matthew Clauhs and Brian Dozoretz

21. Through the Lens of Collaborative Creativity: Examining Compositional Processes in a GarageBand Activity Based on Group Assignment

Samuel C. Holmes

22. Pursuing diversity and inclusivity through hip hop music genres: Insights for mainstream music curricula

Pamela Burnard, Pete Dale, Simon Glenister, Jim Reiss, Raphael Travis, Elliot Gann and Alinka Greasley

Part 4: Playing the Changes: Attuning to Diverse Creativities in Practice

23. The Pendulum Swings Tired: Dewey’s "Passivity, Activity and Creativity in a Progressive Secondary Music Classroom

Brad Anthony Fuller and James Henry Byrne Humberstone

24. The Transformation of the Kenyan Higher Music Education Space

Emily Achieng’ Akuno

25. Creating spaces for Songwriters, Collaborators and Musicians in Higher Education

Jonathan Kladder and Radio Cremata

26. Activist Pluralism as Intercultural Creativity in Conservatory Education

James Henry Byrne Humberstone and Caitlin Bree Sandiford

27. A Case for Adopting a Collaborative Pedagogical Model in the Large Ensemble Music Classroom to Open the Door for Diverse Creativities

Lauren Yacht

PART 5: Creativities Authored With/In the Wider Community

28. Online Music Learning: Which Creativities Matter?

Michele Biasutti

29. The Creativities of an Online Music Community During a Global Health Crisis

Emmett James O’Leary

30. Activating and Developing Free Improvisational Creativities in Higher Education: Contesting Authority, Exploring Creativities, Stimulating Dialogue

Chris Atton, Matthew Cowan, Harry Docherty, Kaelin Farnish, Zack Moir, and Euan Pattie

31. Collaborative Compositional Creativity: Composers’ perspectives on student and teacher input

Tessandra Wendzich and Bernard W. Andrews

32. Taking a Leaf from "Giant Steps": A Small Step Towards Future-Readiness

Eddy Chong

33. Creativities in music and creativities through music: Symbiotic weaknesses in Greek-Cypriot Primary Education

Stavros Makris, Graham Welch and Evangelos Himonides

34. Supporting Multiple Musical Creativities with Generations Z and Alpha Through a Compassionate Music Teaching Approach

Karin S. Hendricks

35. #creativityeveryday- Instagram as a creative tool

Himasha Gunasekara, Cheryl Brown and Stuart Wise

Part 6: Re-thinking, Re-searching, Re-visioning Creativities in Performance

36. Making silence matter: Rethinking Performance Creativity as a Catalyzing Space for Sounding Oneself in Music Education

Pamela Burnard and Nick Sorensen

37. Ubimus strategies for colocated and remote educational activities: Harmonic Walk and Live Patching

Damián Keller, Marcella Mandanici, and Marcello Messina

38. Embodied Music Pedagogy and Musical Creativities in Action

Dylan van der Schyff

39. Gratitude During Times of Uncertainty: Connections to Creativities in Music Education

H. Christian Bernhard II

40. Musical Creativities, Spirituality, and Playing Drum Kit in Black Light Bastards

Gareth Dylan Smith

41. Voicing plural creative experiences without a voice

Thomas Moors and Evangelos Himonides

42. In amongst transdisciplinary dialogue and participatory creativity: Group improvisation in secondary school

Carlos Lage-Gómez & Roberto Cremades-Andreu

43. Understanding the Terrain in Creativities Research: Mapping an International Symposium in Music Education

Asher Carlson, Jazmin Ghent, Brian Panetta, Charles Patterson, and Clint Randles

Part 7: Widening Perspectives: New Departures and New Positionings

44. Instrumental Music Education: intra-action and relationality for creative pedagogies in the music studio learning

Leon R de Bruin

45. Project-Based Learning and Student’s Individual Creativity in Music Teacher Education: Learning, Teaching, and Performing Popular Music in Virtual Spaces

Jonathan Kladder

46. Students as the Educator: A Student-centric Model for Curriculum Development

Jonathan McElroy

47. Creativity Development, Service Learning, and Spirituality in Music Education

Alexander Koops

48. Reconfiguring the Future of Music Education through Pluralism, Openness and Authorship of New Creativities

Pamela Burnard and Clint Randles

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Clint Randles is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of South Florida School of Music, where he teaches and conducts research on contemporary musicianship, music production, recording arts, songwriting, and creativity conceptions.

Pamela Burnard is Professor of Arts, Creativities and Educations at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She is an international expert in creativities research and practice.