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Places and Purposes of Popular Music Education

Perspectives from the Field

An array of diverse perspectives regarding the what and the why of popular music education.

This book provides a variety of perspectives on popular music education. With a mixture of rants, manifestos, and punchy position pieces, the volume moves from scholarly essays replete with citations and references to descriptions of practice and straight-talking polemics. The writing is approachable in tone, and the chapters are intended to whet appetites, prime pumps, open eyes, and keep cogs turning for academics of all ages and stages.

The book will appeal to those working in popular music studies, communication studies, and education research. It also holds relevance for researchers of the music industry and music ecosystems around the world. International in reach and scope and edited by recognized voices at the vanguard of progressive music education, this is an eye-opening exploration of education in and through the widespread cultural phenomenon of popular music.

418 pages | 7 halftones | 6.69 x 9.61 | © 2022

Education: Philosophy of Education

Music: General Music

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Table of Contents

Editors’ Introduction
Gareth Dylan Smith and Bryan Powell

Part I – Beyond the Classroom

1. ‘Something to Talk About’: Intersections of Music, Memory, Dialogue and Pedagogy in Popular Music Education
Jason Hanley

2. Learning to be Active: The Formative Power of Music as a Catalyst for Political Activism
Stuart Moir

3. Mariachi Master Apprentice Program: Familia in the Time of COVID-19
Sergio Alonso

4. People and Popular Music in an English Prison: Transforming Criminal Justice
Natalie Betts

5. Popular Music Pedagogy in a United States Prison: Lessons from a Western Rural Facility
Tiger Robison

6. Developing a Certifiable and Relevant Popular Music Curriculum for Early School-Leavers in Ireland
Martin Ryan

7. Project Gametime: Hip-Hop and After-School Programmes
Kenrick Wagner

8. In conversation with Ellie Rashid, Music Practitioner
Eleanor Rashid

9. Reciprocal Benefits of Music Cities and Modern Band
Bryce Merril and Tom Scharf

10. Berklee City Music: Teaching and Learning Through Contemporary Popular Music
Krystal Prime Banfield

11. A New Generation: An Intrinsic Case Study of a Club DJ’s Formal Learning Experiences
Eva J Egolf

12. Playing with Vocal Processing Technologies: Fostering Interaction with Children with Special Educational Needs
Roshi Nasehi

13. The Oneonta Hip Hop Collective: Students Owning the Moment
Joseph Michael Pignato

14. Rockway and Formal-Informal Online Music Learning in Finland
Niklas Lindholm

15. How Do We Get Girls and Non-Binary Students to Play Guitar Solos?
Kayla Rush

16. Learning to Become a Band, Learning Popular Music
Tobias Malm

17. Popular Music is Not the Answer
Abigail D’Amore

Part II – Identity and Purpose

18. Life as a Cabaret: Singing Our Ideal Self into Being
Felix Graham

19. My Therapist Said it’s FINE: The Duality of Being a Music(ian) Teacher
Sheena Dhamsania

20. Pursuing Popular Music Shapes Me as a Scholar, Musician and Human
Christopher Cayari

21. I’ve Learned Three Chords. Now What?
Roger Mantie

22. Intersections and Roundabouts: Connecting In-School and Out-of-School
Experiences to Teaching Practices
Steve Holley

23. Different from the Norm: Teaching Band in Alabama
Shane Colquhoun

24. Popular Music Education as a Place for Emergent Pedagogies
Meghan K Sheehy

25. Think Big, Start Small: Enacting Change in Higher Education
Martina Vasil

26. Becoming a Popular Music Educator: A Personal Journey
Matthew Clauhs

27. Confessions of a Deadhead Music Educator: Connecting Worlds
James Frankel

28. A Personal Journey with Popular Music in Paraguay
Sol Martinez Missena

29. From Bowing my Double Bass to Pushing my Push: A Swedish Journey from
Music Education to Popular Music Educator
Erik Lundahl

30. From AR Rahman to Ed Sheeran: How Informal Learning Practices can Inform
Music Teaching
Shree Vaidyanathan

31. What’s Words Worth: A Short Polemic on the Citation of Lyric
Andy West

32. Inclusion or Exclusion? The Disconnect Between School Music Programmes and Students’ Lived Musical Experiences
Aixa Burgos

33. Finding her voice: A female DIY Musician’s Pedagogical Spaces and Practices for
Popular Tamil Film Music in Chennai, South India
Nina Menezes

34. Teaching Queer
Mia Ibrahim

35. Computer Science && Popular Music Education
Jared O’Leary

36. We Are Music Technology (and How to Change Us)
adam patrick bell

37. Connecting Black Youth to Critical Media Literacy Through Hip Hop Making in the
Music Classroom
Jabari Evans

Part III – Higher Education

38. Crushed by the Wheels of Industry
Martin Isherwood

39. Towards Popular Music Education as an Institutional Norm
Lloyd McArton

40. Ideological Extrojection: The De-Neoliberalization of UK Music Education
Jason Huxtable

51. On the Pulse of Change through Popular Musics, Nourishing Teachers’ Professional
Siew Ling Chua

42. The Conservatory as Exploratory
Richard Smith

43. Is Higher Popular Music Education Still relevant?
Gemma Hill

44. Music Teacher Education in the United States is Failing its Students
Candice Davenport Mattio

45. Imagining a Credential for Music Technology Education
Daniel Walzer

46. The Price of Admission: Amateurism, Serious Leisure and the Faculty Band
Virginia Wayman Davis

47. Vocal Diversity and Evolving Contemporary Voice Pedagogy
Ana Flavia Zuim

48. Student and Tutor Life Worlds and Impossible Standards in Higher Popular Music
Hussein Boon

49. The Places and Spaces of Popular Music Production Pedagogy in Higher Education
Brendan Anthony

50. Popular Music and Fostering a Sense of Belonging in the Recruitment of
Underrepresented Students at Purdue University
James Dekle

51. Awakening Spirituality in Brazilian Higher Music Education
Heloisa Feichas

52. Embracing Innocence, Uncertainty and Presence in Popular Music Performance
Jay Stapley

53. How I Relearned to Give a Shit
David Knapp

Part IV – Politics and Ideology

54. We Are Not Neutral: Popular Music Education, Creativity and the Active Creation of a Graduate Precariat
Zack Moir

55. Toward the Political Philosophy of Hip-Hop Education and Positive Energy in China
Wai-Chung Ho

56. Structural and Cultural Barriers to Relevant Popular Music Education in India
Nilesh Thomas and Saurav Ghosh

57. Popular Music Education as a Liberating Education
Flávia Narita

58. Young, Gifted and Black Q.U.E.E.N.: Nuancing Black Feminist Thought within
Music Education
Jasmine Hines

59. Decolonizing Higher Music Education: Person Versus Persona
Adriel E Miles

60. My Vision for Popular Music Education
Nate Holder

61. External Examining: An Insider Perspective on a Neocolonial Practice
Gareth Dylan Smith

62. Cripping Popular Music Education
Jesse Rathgeber

63. Excessive Pedagogical Moments: A Deaf-Gay Intersectional Duet
Warren Churchill

64. Race, Caste, American Democracy and Popular Music Education
David Wish

65. The Problem of Conversion in Music Teacher Education in the United States
Radio Cremata

66. Expanding the Reach of Music Education Through Modern Band
Scott R. Sheehan

27. Lessons from Community Music and Music Therapy: Beyond Familiar Comparisons:
Bryan Powell

68. Adolescence, Education and Citizenship: Tracing Intersecting Histories and
Reimagining Popular Music Pedagogies
Noah Karvelis

69. #SongsOfBlackLivesMatter: Co-creating and Developing an Activist Music
Education Praxis Alongside Youth
Martin Urbach

70. From Black Lives Matter to Black Music Matters: Crossing the Rhetorical Divide
Ed Sarath

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