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Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Argues that both religion and the arts provide primary evidence for understanding human history. Maintains that the marginalization of both subjects denies students insights into some of the fundamental subjective experiences of humankind. Provides a few examples of the interconnection between the arts and religion. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Audience Response, Cultural Literacy
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Yob, Iris M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Discusses religious music as an extraordinarily rich resource supplementing multicultural education. Considers the divisive and problematic nature of some religious music, exemplified by a trio of Jewish students refusal to sing "St. John's Passion" because of alleged antisemitism in the text. Presents a concise overview of cultural…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Anti Semitism, Cultural Background, Cultural Context
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Palmer, Anthony J. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Examines spirituality in music, not as a historical perspective, but as an essential, experiential component. Discusses transcendent states engendered in religion, music, and art. Calls for a new conceptualization of arts education and curriculum incorporating spirituality into humanistic education and self actualization. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Cultural Literacy, Educational Innovation
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Rainbow, Bernarr – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Attempts a deeper understanding of, and justification for, music education by concentrating on its application in two historic periods. Contrasts the utilitarian approach of Greek civilization with the religious and liturgical concepts of the Medieval period. Asserts that historical awareness is an integral component of music education. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Choral Music, Cultural Background, European History