Remixing the Classroom

Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education

by Randall Everett Allsup

Published by: Indiana University Press

196 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 7 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253021427
  • Published: June 2016


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253021328
  • Published: June 2016


  • eBook
  • 9780253021533
  • Published: June 2016


In a delightfully self-conscious philosophical "mash-up," Randall Everett Allsup provides alternatives for the traditional master-apprentice teaching model that has characterized music education. By providing examples across the arts and humanities, Allsup promotes a vision of education that is open, changing, and adventurous at heart. He contends that the imperative of growth at the core of all teaching and learning relationships is made richer, though less certain, when it is fused with a student's self-initiated quest. In this way, the formal study of music turns from an education in teacher-directed craft and moves into much larger and more complicated fields of exploration. Through vivid stories and evocative prose, Randall Everett Allsup advocates for an open, quest-driven teaching model that has repercussions for music education and the humanities more generally.