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Voicing Imbas: Performing a Philosophy of Music Education  

Helen Phelan

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article explores the proposition that the performance of music has the potential to make an important contribution to philosophical inquiry relevant to music education. This ... More

“Waitin’ for the Light to Shine”: Musicals and Disability  

Raymond Knapp

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Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
Musicals celebrate physical abilities—singing and dancing—that seem to represent aspects of the universally human but are denied in significant measure to many with disabilities. Yet ... More

“We Are, The Colors”: Collaborative Narration and Experimental Construction of a Nonexistent Band  

Alon Ilsar and Charles Fairchild

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
“We Are, The Colors” was an experimental music project designed to create an ideal collaborative space as an expressly utopian challenge to dominant commercial models of music making. ... More

“We Should Not Sing of Heaven and Angels”: Performing Western Sacred Music in Soviet Russia, 1917–1964  

Pauline Fairclough

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Jan 2015
This chapter examines the changing ways in which Western sacred music was performed in concerts at major cultural centers in Russia during the period 1917–1964. It first considers early ... More

Well-Being and Music Leisure Activities through the Lifespan: A Psychological Perspective  

Susan Hallam, Andrea Creech, and Maria Varvarigou

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Feb 2017
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Jan 2017
Music constitutes a leisure activity for many people, either through listening or making music. For some, singing or playing constitutes a “serious” leisure activity while for others it is ... More

West End Royalty: Ivor Novello and English Operetta, 1917–1951  

Stewart Nicholls

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
Ivor Novello represents the stylistic bridge between Edwardian operetta and post-Second World War British musical comedy. This essay charts the development of British operetta, which was ... More

What Did You Learn in School Today? Music Education, Democracy, and Social Justice  

Joel Westheimer

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Dec 2015
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May 2016
Social justice is a contested term in education. It is an old concept under renewed attack in many sectors of society, and schools have not been spared. Music education has been subject to ... More

What Do We Think We Know?  

Cathy Benedict

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Dec 2015
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May 2016
This chapter argues for a pedagogy of recognition and against a simplistic, didactic educative stance of “preparing students for social justice.” The question this chapter pursues is not ... More

“What do Women Want, My God, What do they Want?”: Mimesis, Fantasy, and Female Sexuality in Ann Liv Young’s  

Krista K. Miranda

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Aug 2015
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Sep 2015
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Music, Dance
By creating a recognizable domestic environment, Ann Liv Young’s experimental dance-theater piece Michael elicits the possibility for identification between the audience and the performers ... More

What is a Function?  

Brian Hyer

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses Hugo Riemann's notion of a tonal or harmonic function, which he first introduced into musical-theoretical discourse, Vereinfachte Harmonielehre in 1893. Riemann's ... More

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