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ERIC Number: EJ826997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
The Problems of Band: An Inquiry into the Future of Instrumental Music Education
Allsup, Randall Everett; Benedict, Cathy
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v16 n2 p156-173 Fall 2008
This article examines the educational function of the North American wind band program. Issues such as band education's methodological control, perceived lack of self-reflection or inquiry, its insecurity concerning program legitimacy, and the systemic fear that seems to permeate its history provide the framework for this exploration. With a philosophical eye toward the future of school-based instrumental music education each author brings perspective to the task of critiquing an institution that has taken on the seemingly sacrosanct and inviolable trappings of tradition and ritual.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North America