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Hansen, Forest – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2015
Aesthetic experience as a determining factor in music appreciation has lost salience in recent years, especially in philosophy of music education. Markand Thakar, music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and co-director of graduate conducting at Peabody Conservatory, has written a book subtitled…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Music Education, Educational Philosophy, Music Appreciation
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Winter, Richard – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2013
This paper proposes a theory to explain the remarkable emotional power of our response to abstract music. It reviews and rejects metaphysical arguments derived from notions of a divine spiritual realm and from absolute forms of human reason. Its conclusion is that musical experience is always essentially inter-subjective and potentially…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Music Appreciation, Music Activities, Theories
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Bogdan, Deanne – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2010
This article offers one approach to exploring the question of in what sense music educators can speak of music and its moving power as spiritual by inquiring into what might count as a "musical spiritual experience" in emotional terms. The essay's analytic framework employs the distinction between two related concepts which I call the "shiver" and…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Religious Factors, Music Teachers
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Carr, David – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2010
Moral significance has been attributed to music from antiquity: for example, both Plato and Aristotle made much of the power of music to influence and shape moral character. However, it would also seem often assumed that music and musical experience have some kind of spiritual significance or value for human development. The present paper sets out…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Spiritual Development, Moral Values
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Palmer, Anthony J. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2010
Spirituality and religion are not synonymous and, in fact, require not only different definitions but also appropriate vocabulary. A deeper discussion of the issues concerning spirituality ensues in several sections: 1) fundamental differences between spirituality and religion; 2) brain operations relative to transcendent states; 3) a definition…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Religion, Religious Factors
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Alperson, Philip – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2010
In this paper I retrace the line of thought that led me to the position of a praxial philosophy of music education, from a perspective 20 years after the inaugural meeting of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education. I discuss how I conceive of the general project of the philosophy of music education and recapitulate some of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Appreciation, Aesthetics, Educational Philosophy
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Packalen, Elina – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2008
In this article Elina Packalen considers the notion of truth in connection with music. Her starting-point is the question of how music can be expressive of emotions; therefore she first summarizes some recent philosophical ideas of this issue. These ideas naturally raise the question of whether describing music in emotive terms has an epistemic…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Emotional Development, Emotional Response
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Fung, C. Victor – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2005
At the onset of the essay by Alerby and Perm, musicality is described as emotional or cognitive phenomena. In this response, Fung questions what role a psychomotor phenomenon plays in musicality. Alerby and Perm describe "motor knowledge" in the context of Merleau-Ponty's "maximum grip." Does this mean that "motor knowledge" or "maximum grip" in…
Descriptors: Music Appreciation, Music Education, Phenomenology, Reader Response
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Stevenson, David – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2004
David Stevenson's thoughts regarding Reichling's essay are offered in this article, and he begins his response by saying that Mary J. Reichling's essay regarding the three concepts, form, feeling, and isomorphism, is lucid, well structured, and aptly supported by research of other music education philosophers. He points out that Reichling states…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Theory, Reader Response, Emotional Experience
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Reimer, Bennett – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2004
In this article, the author shares his experience at the first rehearsal of the All City High School band of New York where he was placed as first chair clarinet, when he was a junior in high school in Brooklyn. Playing the clarinet solo, under the instruction of the band director, has made him reflect and deal once more with feeling. Here, the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Affective Behavior, Music Appreciation
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Palmer, Anthony J. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1997
Suggests that music is a psychic necessity that originates in the structure of the brain and is passed on genetically from one generation to the next. States that both the differentiations by culture and subculture and the human fundamental impetus to make music should be a part of music education. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, DNA, Genetics
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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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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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