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Waldron, Janice – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2008
What professional musicians say and do affects the attitudes and actions of music educators in the classroom. One example comes from influential conductor/composer, Gunther Schuller, who, in his controversial 1997 book, "The Compleat Conductor", defines, espouses, and recommends his own "philosophy of conducting." An examination of his ideas and,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Educational Philosophy, Musicians
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Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Argues that both religion and the arts provide primary evidence for understanding human history. Maintains that the marginalization of both subjects denies students insights into some of the fundamental subjective experiences of humankind. Provides a few examples of the interconnection between the arts and religion. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Audience Response, Cultural Literacy
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Yob, Iris M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Discusses religious music as an extraordinarily rich resource supplementing multicultural education. Considers the divisive and problematic nature of some religious music, exemplified by a trio of Jewish students refusal to sing "St. John's Passion" because of alleged antisemitism in the text. Presents a concise overview of cultural…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Anti Semitism, Cultural Background, Cultural Context
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Caswell, Austin – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Presents a fascinating comparison of the musical styles and respective theologies between an Anglican church service and a black fundamentalist service. Maintains that the Anglican service depends on a logocentric vision of the world, separating emotion from intellect. The black church exemplifies a more holistic, transcendent experience. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Black Community, Black Culture
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Palmer, Anthony J. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Examines spirituality in music, not as a historical perspective, but as an essential, experiential component. Discusses transcendent states engendered in religion, music, and art. Calls for a new conceptualization of arts education and curriculum incorporating spirituality into humanistic education and self actualization. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Cultural Literacy, Educational Innovation
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Bartholomew, Douglas – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Reiterates the common wisdom of teaching the musical sounds before the corresponding signs in early music education. Stresses the phenomenological importance of teaching the relationships among the sounds as part of a tonal unit. Advocates beginning music education with the students' specific musical culture. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Auditory Perception, Class Activities, Cognitive Development
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Smith, F. Joseph – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Presents 44 entries from a modern composer and music professors' journal, culled from 1993 to the present. Includes comments and criticisms of composers and musicians, as well as philosophical and practical observations. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Auditory Perception, Choral Music, Cognitive Processes
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Reimer, Bennett – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Utilizes critical reaction to the book, "A Philosophy of Music Education," as a framing device to discuss feminist theory and music education philosophy. Maintains that critical criteria drawn from a specific political agenda, and applied to apolitical subjects, accomplishes little more than politicized rhetoric. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Discrimination, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives
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Rainbow, Bernarr – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Attempts a deeper understanding of, and justification for, music education by concentrating on its application in two historic periods. Contrasts the utilitarian approach of Greek civilization with the religious and liturgical concepts of the Medieval period. Asserts that historical awareness is an integral component of music education. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Choral Music, Cultural Background, European History