Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New book: Learning, Teaching and Musical Identity

Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

Learning, Teaching, and Musical Identity
Voices across Cultures
Edited by Lucy Green

"A truly exciting opportunity for music education . . . which draws
from international sources and focuses on identity in music learning,
an issue that has just begun to emerge in the literature of the
field." —Jackie Wiggins, Oakland University

Musical identity raises complex, multifarious, and fascinating
questions. Discussions in this new study consider how individuals
construct their musical identities in relation to their experiences of
formal and informal music teaching and learning. Each chapter features
a different case study situated in a specific national or local
socio-musical context, spanning 20 regions across the world. Subjects
range from Ghanaian or Balinese villagers, festival-goers in Lapland,
and children in a South African township to North American and British
students, adults and children in a Cretan brass band, and Gujerati
barbers in the Indian diaspora.

Counterpoints: Music and Education
330 pp., 3 music exx.
cloth 978-0-253-35603-1 $80.00 / £60.00
paper 978-0-253-22293-0 $27.95 / £18.99

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