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Adolescents on Music

Elizabeth Cassidy Parker


Adolescents on Music foregrounds the voices of 30 American adolescent musicians, ages 12–18. Adolescent singer-songwriters, studio and solo musicians, rappers, composers and arrangers, and band, choir, and orchestra members tell about their musical development and what it is like to make music by themselves and others. Situated in these 30 adolescents’ experiences is a theory of adolescent musical development—a theory that will help music educators support adolescents in their lives. The book is structured in three parts: Part I focuses on “who I am” with an in-depth look at musical identities ... More

Keywords: adolescence, music education, musical development, grounded theory, musical identity, adolescent identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190671358
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190671358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Cassidy Parker, author
Associate Professor of Music Education, Temple University