Articles about Popular Music Education

“Something’s Happening Here!”: Popular Music Education in the United States
IASPM Journal (2015) Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 4-22

Although the number of opportunities to learn popular music in the United States continues to grow, popular music education (PME) programs remain exceptional at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of institutionalized music education. This article provides insight into the unique ...

Beyond Adorno: Post-Critical Teaching of Popular Music in the German Educational System and Its Theoretical and Practical Challenges
IASPM Journal (2015) Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 195-212

Over three decades the works of Frankfurt School member Theodor W. Adorno played an important role in the didactic conceptualization of popular music in Germany. This resulted in a predominantly analytical, ethic-centred and, in the end, pejorative agenda. Educationalists who ...

Staying in Sync: Keeping Popular Music Pedagogy Relevant to an Evolving Music Industry
IASPM Journal (2015) Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 124-138

The Bachelor of Popular Music (BPM) program operates in purpose built facilities on the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University (Queensland, Australia). The degree design replicates how musicians progress outside formal learning contexts in an enhanced higher education environment, including ...

Activism, Authority, and Aesthetics: Finding the Popular in Academies of Música Popular
IASPM Journal (2015) Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-53

"Música popular" in Spanish comprises an overlapping but distinct category from its English language cognate popular music. Latin American scholars and musicians alike recognize the category as fundamentally linked to subaltern or counterhegemonic subjectivities, and música popular occupies a complex ...