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Facing the Music: Shaping Music Education from a Global Perspective

Huib Schippers


Facing the Music investigates the practices and ideas that have grown from some five decades of cultural diversity in music education, developments in ethnomusicology, and the rise of ‘world music.’ It makes a case for the crucial role of learning music in shaping rich and diverse musical environments for the twenty‐first century, both in practical terms and at a conceptual level: “what we hear is the product of what we believe about music.” Advocating a contemporary, positive and realistic approach to cultural diversity in music education and transmission, the book takes into acc ... More

Keywords: music education, cultural diversity, multicultural, world music, teaching, pedagogy, transmission, enculturation, recontextualization, formal and informal learning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195379754
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Huib Schippers, author
Griffith University, Brisbane