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.
Contemporary Research in Music Learning Across the Lifespan: Music Education and Human Development
Emily Achieng’ Akuno
March 28, 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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...