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Hall, Rich – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The popular music performance undergraduate degree is a growing area within UK higher education. These courses carry a vocational emphasis and are popular with students looking to establish professional performing careers. As such, they are often marketed as an intermediary step towards this aspiration but, despite their popularity, there has been…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Frega, Ana Lucía; Limongi, Jorge Ramiro – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Over the last years, "El Sistema" has been enthusiastically received around the world and has inspired several proposals aiming to transplant it to different contexts in different countries. It would seem, then, that "El Sistema" constitutes a renewed approach that allows a place for inclusive music education within the…
Descriptors: Semantics, Music Education, Educational History, Program Descriptions
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Sirek, Danielle – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
In this article I explore the relationships between identities and musicking in Grenada, West Indies, taking into account the understandings of community and nationhood that foreground and inform identity discourse in the Grenadian context. Through the dual lenses of music education and ethnomusicology, I analyze musicking and music education…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Richerme, Lauren Kapalka – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The interconnected nature of 21st-century life demands that music educators and students consider those beyond their immediate communities in their ethical deliberations. While Appiah's cosmopolitan ethical principles of universal concern and respect for legitimate difference may serve as a starting point for global ethical considerations in music…
Descriptors: Feminism, Music Education, Ethics, Music Teachers
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Parkinson, Tom – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article offers a model to assist music teachers in reflecting on their teaching practice in relation to their aims and values. Initially developed as a workshop aid for use on a music education MA program, the model is intended to provoke critical engagement with two prominent tensions in music education: that between mastery and enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Singing, Musical Instruments
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Viney, Liam; Blom, Diana – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Research involving the learning processes of musicians seldom examines specific pieces of music, and limited attention has been devoted to the earliest stages of learning a stylistically challenging or new piece of 20th-/21st-century art music. This article describes the processes by which two pianists (the authors) learned Ross Edwards's…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Music Activities, Music Education
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Hess, Juliet – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Current music education curricula across Canada designate Western classical music as the music most worthy of study through emphasis on elements of music that are decidedly Western. Despite the way the curriculum is constructed, many music teachers strive to create diverse programs for their students. In her examination of women's studies…
Descriptors: Music Education, Tokenism, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development