Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications

2nd Edition

Hildegard Froehlich, Gareth Dylan Smith

Published April 19, 2017
Textbook - 194 Pages
ISBN 9781138224513 - CAT# Y308089

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Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications, Second Edition, outlines the basic concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective. It demonstrates the relationship of music to education, schooling and society, and examines the consequences for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. The authors look at major theories, and concepts relevant to music education, texts in the sociology of music, and thoughts of selected ethnomusicologists and sociologists. The new edition takes a more global approach than was the case in the first edition and includes the application of sociological theory to contexts beyond the classroom.

The Second Edition:

  • Presents major theories in ethnomusicology, both traditional and contemporary.
  • Takes a global approach by presenting a variety of teaching practices beyond those found in the United States.
  • Emphasizes music education in a traditional classroom setting, but also applies specific constructs to studio teaching situations in conservatories (with private lessons) and community music.
  • Provides recommendations for teaching practices by addressing popular music in school music curricula, suggests inclusionary projects that explore musical styles and repertoire of the past and present, and connects school to community music practices of varying kinds.
  • Contains an increased number of suggestions for projects and discussions among the students using the book.


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