- What Should the Music Education Profession Expect of Philosophy?
- Rethinking Philosophy, Re-Viewing Musical-Emotional Experiences
- Voicing <i>Imbas:</i> Performing a Philosophy of Music Education
- Philosophy of Music Education as Art of Life: A Deweyan View
- Uncomfortable with Immanence: The Nature and Value of Music and Music Education as Singular or Supplemental
- Learning to Live Music: Musical Education as the Cultivation of a Relationship between Self and Sound
- The Grain of the Music: Does Music Education “Mean” Something in Japan?
- Musical Education: From Identity to Becoming
- Teaching Practices in Persian Art Music
- Understanding Music’s Therapeutic Efficacy: Implications for Music Education
- The Impossible Profession
- Education in Latin American Music Schools: A Philosophical Perspective
- Must Music Education Have an Aim?
- Cultivating Virtuous Character: The Chinese Traditional Perspective of Music Education
- Ethical Dimensions of School-Based Music Education
- Engaging Student Ownership of Musical Ideas
- Understanding Music as the Philosophical Focus of Music Education
- Musical Heuristics: Contributions to the Understanding of Musical Creative Processes
- Nurturing the Songcatchers: Philosophical Issues in the Teaching of Music Composition
- Avoiding the Dangers of Postmodern Nihilist Curricula in Music Education
- Good for What, Good for Whom?: Decolonizing Music Education Philosophies
- Place, Music Education, and the Practice and Pedagogy of Philosophy
- On Informalities in Music Education
- Music Education for “All My Relations”
- But Is It Philosophy?
Abstract and Keywords
Musical education is largely about the student's becoming comfortable enough with musical elements, forms, and techniques to allow her to “speak” through the music and to have the music speak through her. This article examines this connection, this “something” that accounts for why people seek out and listen to music, why people love music, and why people dedicate their entire lives to performing, composing, and teaching music. By learning music, one learns to connect deeply and actively with something outside oneself. The separation and disconnection that give rise to everyday strivings are replaced by connection and attunement.
Randall Pabich is an Assistant Professor in the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University. He received a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 2007. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked as a freelance musician in Chicago, IL, playing the double bass and electric bass.
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