Music, Education, and Religion

Intersections and Entanglements

Edited by Alexis Anja Kallio, Philip Alperson and Heidi Westerlund

Published by: Indiana University Press

296 pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 4 b&w illus., 1 table

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780253043726
  • Published: September 2019

$40.00

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780253043719
  • Published: September 2019

$100.00

  • eBook
  • ISBN: 9780253043733
  • Published: September 2019

$18.99

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.