- Commentary Critical Reflections and Future Action
- Politics, Policy, and Music Education
- Instrumental Teachers and Their Students: Who's in the Driver's Seat?
- University Professors and the Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Pride and Professionalism in Music Education
- Pondering the Grand Experiment in Public Music Education
- Music Education and Some of Its Subfields: Thoughts about Future Priorities
- Music Education: An Unanswered Question
- Improving Primary Teaching: Minding the Gap
- International Music Education: Setting up a Global Information System
- The Responsibility of Research in Defining the Profession of Music Education
- Constructing Communities of Scholarship in Music Education
- Internationalizing Music Education
- Emotion in Music Education
- Music Education from a Slightly Outside Perspective
- Research Issues in Personal Music Identification
- Preparation, Perseverance, and Performance in Music: Views from a Program of Educational Psychology Research
- Music Therapy in Schools: An Expansion of Traditional Practice
- Embracing New Digital Technologies: Now and into the Future
- Challenges for Research and Practices of Music Education
- All Theoried Up and Nowhere to Go
- Make Research, Not War: Methodologies and Music Education Research
- The Preparation of Music Teacher Educators: A Critical Link
- Music and the Arts: As Ubiquitous and Fundamental as the Air We Breathe
- There is Nothing Complex about a Correlation Coefficient
- Dewey's Bastards: Music, Meaning, and Politics
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This article focuses on the ways people gain sufficient musical knowledge to be able to learn songs and transmit these to others. It discusses music learning in an oral culture; an anthropological view of learning; and challenges for music education.
Håkan Lundström has a long teaching experience at the Malmö Academy of Music, Sweden, particularly folk music, world music, and popular music in the music teacher program. As head of the institution and presently as a dean of the Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing, arts he has played an active role in starting research in music education and more recently artistic research. He has also served as president of the International Society for Music Education. Specializing in ethnomusicology his thesis was on the music of the ethnic minority Kammu in Laos. On-going research projects also include Japanese festival and popular music and native music in Alaska. He has co-edited school song books and led a project on intercultural music education including field studies abroad (Gambia) and work with immigrant musicians. Another long-term project concerns conservatory education and revitalization of minority music in Vietnam.
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