Articles about Education

A Music Educator’s First-Hand Account of the Struggle To Reform American Education (1953-2018)
Contributions to Music Education (2019) Vol. 44, No. 1-2, pp. 185-199

This article provides the author’s thoughts concerning nine major events, reports, and pieces of legislation that have shaped American education over the past 65 years. It also lists several lessons he has learned from these efforts. In addition, a number ...

My Music: Julian Ovenden
Gramophone (2016) Vol. 93, pp. 130

 

What Makes Warm-Ups So Important?
The Pitch Pipe (2016) Vol. 69, No. 4, pp. 14-15

 

Toward a Skills-Based Curriculum: Recent Trends in Music History Pedagogy Toward a Skills-Based Curriculum: Recent Trends in Music History Pedagogy
Musica Docta (2016) Vol. 6, No. 1

The Information Age poses a crucial dilemma for musicologists. If our courses value the dissemination of knowledge as a primary goal, then we must find a way to compete with the vast oceans of knowledge at our students’ fingertips. However, ...

"Ein-Bildung"
Musik und Gottesdienst (2016) Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 2-7

 

Presage: What Knowledge and Experience Higher Education Songwriting Students Bring to the Classroom
IASPM Journal (2015) Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 157-180

This study analyses the responses of seventy-six students from three Australian higher education institutions in New South Wales entering the songwriting classroom for the first time. While it was assumed that most students had previously composed songs, their views on, ...