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Appreciation, Appropriation, Assimilation: and the Hollywood History of Black Dance  

Susie Trenka

Print publication date:
Aug 2014
Online publication date:
Oct 2014
Subject:
Music, Dance
The black-cast backstage musical Stormy Weather (1943) is the first Hollywood film to explicitly celebrate black achievement. Featuring key figures of African American dance and more black ... More

Archives and Applied Ethnomusicology  

Dan Lundberg

Print publication date:
Aug 2015
Online publication date:
Feb 2016
This chapter attempts to discuss music collecting and archival work as applied ethnomusicology. Collections are always the result of selection, conscious or unconscious, in which certain ... More

Are Western Christian Bhajans “Reverse” Mission Music?  

Christopher Dicran Hale

Print publication date:
May 2016
Online publication date:
Jun 2015
This chapter contrasts the contextualization of the Hindu bhajan in Christian churches in North India with its recontextualization as a medium of worship in North America. The author ... More

The Art of Successful Programming: Study, Selection, and Synthesis  

Richard Bjella

Print publication date:
Apr 2017
Online publication date:
Mar 2017
It seems that many concert programs are presented without enough concern for the overall flow, purpose, and direction of the choral performance itself. Often, many wonderful selections are ... More

Art, Culture, and Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health: An Interdisciplinary, Public Health Approach  

Michael L. Penn and Philip Kojo Clarke

Print publication date:
Apr 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article adopts an interdisciplinary public health approach to an analysis of the impact of rap music and culture on the mental and behavioral health of children and youth around the ... More

Aspirations, Global Futures, and Lessons from Sámi Popular Music for the Twenty-First Century  

Tina K. Ramnarine

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Sep 2017
Online publication date:
Jul 2017
This chapter presents case studies of three Sámi musicians, focusing on their aspirations for collective rights, cultural distinctiveness, and self-determination. Contrary to early ... More

Aspiring to Music Making as Leisure through the Musical Futures Classroom  

Abigale D'Amore and Gareth Dylan Smith

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Feb 2017
Online publication date:
Jan 2017
The chapter discusses the centrality of music making to the lives of young people, framing teenagers’ out-of-school music making and attendant identity realization as leisure activities. ... More

Assessing Creativity in Music: International Perspectives and Practices  

Samuel Leong, Pamela Burnard, Neryl Jeanneret, Bo Wah Leung, and Carole Waugh

Print publication date:
Sep 2012
Online publication date:
Nov 2012
This article presents six case studies from England, Australia, and Hong Kong, which illustrate the different ways creativity in music is defined and assessed by teachers and learners in ... More

Assessment and Frameworks in Collegiate Composition Studios  

Gregory Simon

Online publication date:
Apr 2015
This essay examines how undergraduate composition teachers assess growth in their students’ work, and shows how assessment frameworks (such as rubrics) can be useful for college ... More

Assessment in Choral Music Instruction: Overcoming Challenges and Demonstrating Excellence  

Michele L. Henry

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
This article discusses the current state of assessment of student learning in the choral classroom. Assessing in the choral classroom presents many curricular and logistical challenges, ... More

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