Title Music, Education, and Religion
Subtitle Intersections and Entanglements
Author Alexis Anja Kallio, Philip Alperson, Heidi Westerlund
ISBN 9780253043726
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 344
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Indiana University Press (Combined Academic Publishers)
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Music, Education, and Religion: Intersections and Entanglements explores the critical role that religion can play in formal and informal music education. As in broader educational studies, research in music education has tended to sidestep the religious dimensions of teaching and learning, often reflecting common assumptions of secularity in contemporary schooling in many parts of the world. This book considers the ways in which the forces of religion and belief construct and complicate the values and practices of music education—including teacher education, curriculum texts, and teaching repertoires. The contributors to this volume embrace a range of perspectives from a variety of disciplines, examining religious, agnostic, skeptical, and atheistic points of view. Music, Education, and Religion is a valuable resource for all music teachers and scholars in related fields, interrogating the sociocultural and epistemological underpinnings of music repertoires and global educational practices.


Introduction (Alexis Anja Kallio, Heidi Westerlund, and Philip Alperson)


Part 1: Tensions and Negotiations

Chapter 1. On the Role of Religion in Music Education (Estelle R. Jorgensen)

Chapter 2. Selective Affinities: Concordance and Discordance at the Intersection of Musical, Educational, and Religious Practices (Philip Alperson)

Chapter 3. The Performativity of Performance: Agency at the Intersection of Music and Religion in School  (Heidi Westerlund, Alexis Anja Kallio and Heidi Partti)


Part 2: Identity and Community

Chapter 4. Shaping Identities in and through Religious Music Engagement: A Case Study of an Australian Catholic Girls’ School (Janelle Colville Fletcher and Margaret S. Barrett)

Chapter 5. Religion and the Transmission of Thai Musical Heritage in Thailand and the United States of America (Pamela A. Moro)

Chapter 6. The Believing-Belonging Paradigm: Music, Education, and Religion in Contemporary Serbia (Ivana Percovic and Biljana Mandic)

Chapter 7. Religious Repertoire in General Music Education: Spiritual Indoctrination or Cultural Dialogue? (Lauri Väkevä)


Part 3: Navigating New Worlds

Chapter 8. Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans: Spiritual and Existential Experience and Music Education (Øivind Varkøy)

Chapter 9. The Sacred Sphere: Its Equipment, Beauty, Functions, and Transformations under Secular Conditions (Maria B. Spychiger)

Chapter 10. Music Education as Sacred Practice: A Philosophical Exploration (Frank Heuser)

Chapter 11. Advocatus Diaboli: Revisiting the Devil’s Role in Music and Music Education (Alexandra Kertz-Welzel)

Part 4: Emancipation, Regulation, and the Social Order

Chapter 12. The Humanist Defense of Music Education in Civil and Religious Life: The Praise of Musicke (1586) and Apologia Musices (1588) (Hyun-Ah Kim)

Chapter 13. The Curious Case of “Good Morning Iran”: Music and Broadcast Regulation in the Islamic Republic (Erum Naqvi)

Chapter 14. When Hell Freezes Over: Black Metal—Emancipatory Cosmopolitanism or Egoistic Protectionism? (Ketil Thorgersen and Thomas von Wachenfeldt)


Part 5: Agency and Social Change

Chapter 15. Radical Musical Inclusion in Higher Education: The Creation of Foundation Music (June Boyce-Tillman)

Chapter 16. Religious Identities Intersecting Higher Music Education: An Israeli Teacher Educator as Boundary Worker (Laura Miettinen)

Chapter 17. Religion and Music in an Education for Social Change (Iris M. Yob)

Chapter 18. Dancing on the Limits: An Interreligious Dialogue (Belal Badarne and Amira Ehrlich)

Music, Education, and Religion: An Invitation (Alexis Anja Kallio)


About the Editors:

Alexis Anja Kallio is a music education researcher at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, working as part of the Global Visions through Mobilizing Networks: Co-Developing Intercultural Music Teacher Education in Finland, Israel and Nepal project. She is co-editor of the Nordic Yearbook of Music Education Research.

Philip Alperson is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is editor of What is Music?, The Philosophy of the Visual Arts, and Diversity and Community and past editor of The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.

Heidi Partti is Acting Professor in the Department of Music Education at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. She is the co-author (with Anu Ahola) of Säveltäjyyden Jäljillä, a book on composing pedagogy.

Target Audience:

This book is a valuable resource for all music teachers and scholars in related fields, interrogating the sociocultural and epistemological underpinnings of music repertoires and global educational practices.


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