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Prouty, Kenneth E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2004
This essay examines how jazz educators construct methods for teaching the art of improvisation in institutionalized jazz studies programs. Unlike previous studies of the processes and philosophies of jazz instruction, I examine such processes from a cultural standpoint, to identify why certain methods might be favored over others. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Music, Creative Activities, Cultural Differences, Cultural Context
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Gould, Elizabeth S. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2003
Despite gender affirmative employment practices, women constitute little more than 5% of all U.S. college band directors. Researchers have investigated this situation in terms of historical precedent, traditional socialization, discrimination, segregation, professional identity, and lack of role models. They have not, however, addressed the…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Role Models, Females, Musicians