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SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music


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Leading Musically

Leading Musically

Dag Jansson
April 09, 2018

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 and...

Music and Empathy

Music and Empathy

Elaine King, Caroline Waddington
April 04, 2018

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...

Body, Sound and Space in Music and Beyond: Multimodal Explorations

Body, Sound and Space in Music and Beyond: Multimodal Explorations

Clemens Wöllner
April 04, 2018

Body and space refer to vital and interrelated dimensions in the experience of sounds and music. Sounds have an overwhelming impact on feelings of bodily presence and inform us about the space we experience. Even in situations where visual information is artificial or blurred, such as in virtual...

Musical Creativity Revisited: Educational Foundations, Practices and Research

Musical Creativity Revisited: Educational Foundations, Practices and Research

Oscar Odena
March 28, 2018

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...

Research-Creation in Music and the Arts: Towards a Collaborative Interdiscipline

Research-Creation in Music and the Arts: Towards a Collaborative Interdiscipline

Sophie Stévance, Serge Lacasse
December 18, 2017

Since the 1970s, the landscape of higher education and research has been considerably altered by the integration of the arts within the university environment. Even though a form of research is inherent to artistic creation, the creative process is not comparable to the established procedures...

Listening in Action: Teaching Music in the Digital Age

Listening in Action: Teaching Music in the Digital Age

Rebecca M Rinsema
November 02, 2017

In an age when students come to class with more varied music listening preferences and experiences than ever before, music educators can find themselves at a loss for how to connect with their students. Listening in Action provides the beginnings of a solution to this problem by characterizing...

Embodiment of Musical Creativity: The Cognitive and Performative Causality of Musical Composition

Embodiment of Musical Creativity: The Cognitive and Performative Causality of Musical Composition

Zvonimir Nagy
October 26, 2017

Embodiment of Musical Creativity offers an innovative look at the interdisciplinary nature of creativity in musical composition. Using examples from empirical and theoretical research in creativity studies, music theory and cognition, psychology and philosophy, performance and education studies,...

The Tangible in Music: The Tactile Learning of a Musical Instrument

The Tangible in Music: The Tactile Learning of a Musical Instrument

Marko Aho
July 18, 2017

In the age of digital music it seems striking that so many of us still want to produce music concretely with our bodies, through the movement of our limbs, lungs and fingers, in contact with those materials and objects which are capable of producing sounds. The huge sales figures of musical...

Creative Teaching for Creative Learning in Higher Music Education

Creative Teaching for Creative Learning in Higher Music Education

Elizabeth Haddon, Pamela Burnard
June 30, 2017

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...

Music, Technology, and Education: Critical Perspectives

Music, Technology, and Education: Critical Perspectives

Andrew King, Evangelos Himonides
June 30, 2017

The use of technology in music and education can no longer be described as a recent development. Music learners actively engage with technology in their music making, regardless of the opportunities afforded to them in formal settings. This volume draws together critical perspectives in three...

Communities of Musical Practice

Communities of Musical Practice

Ailbhe Kenny
May 25, 2017

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...

Developing the Musician: Contemporary Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

Developing the Musician: Contemporary Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

Mary Stakelum
November 30, 2016

To what extent does research on musical development impact on educational practices in school and the community? Do musicians from classical and popular traditions develop their identities in different ways? What do teachers and learners take into consideration when assessing progress? This book...

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