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  • Leading Musically

    Power and Senses in Concert

    By Dag Jansson

    Musical leadership is associated with a specific profession – the conductor – as well as being a colloquial metaphor for human communication and cooperation at its best. This book examines what musical leadership is, by delving into the choral conductor role, what goes on in the music-making moment…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Music and Empathy

    Edited by Elaine King, Caroline Waddington

    In recent years, empathy has received considerable research attention as a means of understanding a range of psychological phenomena, and it is fast drawing attention within the fields of music psychology and music education. This volume seeks to promote and stimulate further research in music and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-08 
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Musical Creativity Revisited

    Educational Foundations, Practice and Research

    By Oscar Odena

    How is creativity understood and facilitated across music education settings? What is the power of creativity in enhancing individual and group learning? How is musical creativity used as a tool for cross-community integration? How can we research the interactions of those engaged in musical…

    Hardback – 2018-04-06 
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • The Viola da Gamba

    By Bettina Hoffmann

    The viola da gamba was a central instrument in European music from the late fifteenth century well into the late eighteenth. In this comprehensive study, Bettina Hoffmann offers both an introduction to the instrument -- its construction, technique and history -- for the non-specialist, interweaving…

    Hardback – 2018-03-14 

  • Higher Education in Music in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Björn Heile, Eva Moreda Rodriguez, Jane Stanley

    In this book, the contributors reconsider the fundamentals of Music as a university discipline by engaging with the questions: What should university study of music consist of? Are there any aspects, repertoires, pieces, composers and musicians that we want all students to know about? Are there any…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22

  • A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting

    By Harold Rosenbaum

    Rooted in the experience of a professional choral conductor, this book provides a guide to practical issues facing conductors of choral ensembles at all levels, from youth choruses to university ensembles, church and community choirs, and professional vocal groups. Paired with the discussion…

    Paperback – 2017-10-16

  • Creative Teaching for Creative Learning in Higher Music Education

    Edited by Elizabeth Haddon, Pamela Burnard

    This edited volume explores how selected researchers, students and academics name and frame creative teaching and learning as constructed through the rationalities, practices, relationships, events, objects and systems that are brought to educational sites and developed by learning communities. The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Communities of Musical Practice

    By Ailbhe Kenny

    Every day people come together to make music. Whether amateur or professional, young or old, jazz enthusiasts or rock stars, what is common to all of these musical groups is the potential to create communities of musical practice (CoMP). Such communities are created through practices: ways of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching

    Transforming Group Theory into Teaching Practice

    By Pamela Pike

    Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching provides future teachers of group piano with an extensive framework of concepts upon which effective and dynamic teaching strategies can be explored and developed. Within fifteen chapters, it encompasses learning theory, group process, and group dynamics within the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16

  • Insights in Sound

    Visually Impaired Musicians' Lives and Learning

    By David Baker, Lucy Green

    Music has long been a way in which visually impaired people could gain financial independence, excel at a highly-valued skill, or simply enjoy musical participation. Existing literature on visual impairment and music includes perspectives from the social history of music, ethnomusicology, child…

    Hardback – 2017-04-04
    Music and Change: Ecological Perspectives

  • Advanced Musical Performance: Investigations in Higher Education Learning

    Edited by Ioulia Papageorgi, Graham Welch

    To reach the highest standards of instrumental performance, several years of sustained and focused learning are required. This requires perseverance, commitment and opportunities to learn and practise, often in a collective musical environment. This book brings together a wide range of enlightening…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Artistic Practice as Research in Music: Theory, Criticism, Practice

    Edited by Mine Doğantan-Dack

    Artistic Practice as Research in Music: Theory, Criticism, Practice brings together internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to explore the cultural, institutional, theoretical, methodological, epistemological, ethical and practical aspects and implications of the rapidly evolving area…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

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