Making room for 21st century musicianship in higher education

Kardos, Leah (2018) Making room for 21st century musicianship in higher education. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 17(1), pp. 1-14. ISSN (online) 1545-4517

Full text available as:
Kardos-L-40900-VoR.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (218kB) | Preview


Having been asked to respond to Action Ideal VIII by the Mayday Group, concerning technology and its impacts on music education, what follows are some observations and reflections from my experiences teaching undergraduate music and music technology degrees in the UK. I put forward the idea that Post-Digital music aesthetics reflect an emergent sensibility in contemporary music cultures, and this represents an opportunity for music educators to reconfigure and strengthen their pedagogical approaches. By recognizing the legitimacy of new and varied forms of musicianship, and acknowledging the ways in which our subject area continues to grow in its range of practices and necessary literacies, strategies can be developed to support a music student experience that is cohesive, inclusive, hybridized, meaningful and useful.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher music education, music technology, contemporary musicianship, post-digital aesthetics
Research Area: Education
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts, Culture and Communication
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Leah Kardos
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 09:10
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 14:15

Actions (Repository Editors)

Item Control Page Item Control Page