Music Matters

Music Matters : A Philosophy of Music Education

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Why is music significant in life and education? What shall we teach? How? To whom? Where and when? The praxial philosophy espoused in Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education offers an integrated sociocultural, artistic, participatory, and ethics-based concept of the natures and values of musics, education, musicing and listening, community music, musical understanding, musical emotions, creativity, and more. Embodied-enactive concepts of action, perception, and personhood weave through the book's proposals. Practical principles for curriculum and instruction emerge from the authors' praxial more

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  • Paperback | 547 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 35.56mm | 771.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd
  • 0195334043
  • 9780195334043
  • 603,388

About Professor of Music and Music Education David J Elliott

David J. Elliott is Professor of Music and Music Education at New York University. An internationally sought-after author and speaker, Dr. Elliott is also an award-winning jazz composer/arranger. Marissa Silverman is Associate Professor of Music Education at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. A Fulbright scholar and professional flutist in New York City, her publications include discussions of urban music education, musical interpretation, and ethics and social more

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"Nearly twenty years ago, music education philosophy changed forever with the publication of Music Matters. The second edition is not a casual update; it is a sweepingly new and expanded text that rises to an unprecedented level of sophistication. In addition to having a fresh and contemporary feel that draws evidence from a great array of sources including science, cognition, and philosophy; this edition also celebrates critical and creative thinking and offers an enhanced concept of personhood and the development of individual meaning. The result is a powerful and convincing resource that is a must-read for anyone who takes music teaching and learning seriously."--Peter R. Webster, Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University"Why does music matter so much in our lives? Why does it have the power to transform us? This comprehensive examination of music education answers these questions and more, presenting a new vision of the importance of the arts in our lives."--Diane Ravitch, New York University "This landmark contribution will continue to shape the discipline for decades to come and propel music education philosophy in every corner of the globe."--Gary McPherson, University of Melbourne "Informative and delightful, Music Matters is a highly accessible and engaging account of the role that music plays in genuine education."--Nel Noddings, Stanford Universityshow more

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