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ERIC Number: EJ1027661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Sexual Orientation and Music Education: Continuing a Tradition
Bergonzi, Louis
Music Educators Journal, v100 n4 p65-69 Jun 2014
This article offers an overview of sexual orientation and music education, in particular how sexual orientation--specifically, heterosexuality--has been dominant in the teaching of music in the United States. Scenarios of heterosexual privilege related to music students, music teachers, and instructional content are presented. After acknowledging heterosexuality's position of privilege in music education, the author asks the question of whether people are willing to remove it as they have done with other privileges, in the interest of meeting students' needs and as the profession has matured. [For the original 2009 "Music Educators Journal" publication of this article, see EJ866358.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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