© 2010

Music Education for Changing Times

Guiding Visions for Practice

  • Thomas A. Regelski
  • J. Terry Gates

Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Musicianship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Roger Johnson
      Pages 17-26
  3. Culture and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-28
  4. Leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-58
  5. Institutions

  6. Interdisciplinarity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-110
    2. John Shepherd
      Pages 111-121
    3. Anthony J. Palmer
      Pages 123-136
  7. Research and Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-138
    2. Richard Colwell
      Pages 139-148
  8. Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-162

About this book


Based on topics that frame the debate about the future of professional music education, this book explores the issues that music teachers must confront in a rapidly shifting educational landscape.

The book aims to challenge thought and change minds. It presents a star cast of internationally prominent thinkers in and beyond music education. These thinkers deliberately challenge many time-worn traditions in music education with regard to musicianship, culture and society, leadership, institutions, interdisciplinarity, research and theory, and curriculum. This is the first book to confront these issues in this way.

This unique book has emerged from fifteen years of international dialog by The MayDay Group, an organization of more than 250 music educators from over 20 countries who meet yearly to confront issues in music teaching and learning.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas A. Regelski
    • 1
  • J. Terry Gates
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MusicState University of New YorkFredoniaU.S.A.
  2. 2.St. LouisU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Music Education for Changing Times
  • Book Subtitle Guiding Visions for Practice
  • Editors Thomas A. Regelski
    J. Terry Gates
  • Series Title Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Landscapes:Arts,Aesthetics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-481-2699-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3053-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-90-481-2700-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXVIII, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“The essay authors … contribute thoughtful work guaranteed to provoke a great deal of reflection regarding the frontiers of music education in the 21st century. The essayists have pointed to several stars on the horizon for guidance and enjoined the reader to be critically reflective on which ones are chosen for navigation. The path for our collective, professional journey may twist, turn, fork, and circle but with a vision influenced by the scholarship contained within this text, we can make purposeful strides towards the future.” (Jeananne Nichols, International Journal of Education & the Arts, Vol. 12 (2), February, 2011)