Narratives and Reflections in Music Education

Listening to Voices Seldom Heard

  • Tawnya D. Smith
  • Karin S. Hendricks

Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Tawnya D. Smith, Karin S. Hendricks
    Pages 1-15
  3. Listening Through Narrative

  4. Expanding Methodological Conceptions Beyond the Printed Page

About this book


This volume offers chapters written by some of the most respected narrative and qualitative inquiry writers in the field of music education. The authorship and scope are international, and the chapters advance the philosophical, theoretical, and methodological bases of narrative inquiry in music education and the arts. The book contains two sections, each with a specific aim. The first is to continue and expand upon dialogue regarding narrative inquiry in music education, emphasizing how narrative involves the art of listening to and hearing others whose voices are often unheard. The chapters invite music teachers and scholars to experience and confront music education stories from multiple perspectives and worldviews, inviting an international readership to engage in critical dialogue with and about marginalized voices in music. The second section focuses on ways in which narrative might be represented beyond the printed page, such as with music, film, photography, and performative pieces. This section includes philosophical discussions about arts-based and aesthetic inquiry, as well as examples of such work. 


Narrative inquiry Music education Critical storytelling Mediated qualitative scholarship in music education Understanding an arts-based integration project Qualitative research methods in arts education

Editors and affiliations

  • Tawnya D. Smith
    • 1
  • Karin S. Hendricks
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Fine Arts, Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.College of Fine Arts, Boston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28706-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28707-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-4528
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-0069
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