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ERIC Number: EJ1027659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
A Place for Music Education in the Humanities
Allsup, Randall Everett
Music Educators Journal, v100 n4 p71-75 Jun 2014
This article seeks to reignite debate about the purpose of a university music education. Taking inspiration from Randall Thompson's 1935 investigation of the role of music preparation in U.S. colleges and universities, an analogous call is made for a less vocational approach to the study of music. The author claims that the music education profession's historic apprentice model, a practice of training and adaptation, is insufficiently rich, particularly in today's context of open and hybrid musical forms. Resisting the discourses that link educational excellence to economic competitiveness and human capital, a music education in and through the humanities would include more focus on creativity, independence, and idiosyncratic learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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