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Sound Explorations Music Learning Playlists – Digital Media and Learning Competition 6

I am currently leading a project to develop connected learning playlists focused on music. The Sound Explorations: Creating, Expressing, Improving Communities project is an awardee of the 6th Digital and Media Learning Competition, with support from the MacArthur Foundation. Sound Explorations: Creating, Expressing, and Improving Communities, connects pre-service and in-service music educators, teaching artists, community youth organizations, and youth to create a set of six interconnected learning playlists with multiple learning pathways around the following themes:

Desert Skies Symposium on Music Education Research 2017

[Updated 2-22-17] The Desert Skies Symposium on Music Education Research takes place this week Feb 23 – 25 at Arizona State University. You can find the symposium program and abstracts here. The Desert Skies Symposium on Music Education Research invites submissions for the fifteenth biennial meeting, to be held February 23-25, 2017, on the campus of Arizona State University. Research papers related to music teaching and learning in any context are invited from college and university faculty,

Reflecting on changes in practice through integrating participatory culture in our classrooms

Tobias, E. S., VanKlompenberg, A., & Reid, C. (2015). Reflecting on changes in practice through integrating participatory culture in our classrooms. Mountain Lake Reader: Conversations On the Study and Practice of Music Teaching, 6, 94-110. My co-authored article with Abigail VanKlompenberg and Catherine Reid  Reflecting on Changes in Practice Through Integrating Participatory Culture in Our Classrooms is published in The Mountain Lake Reader (in varied formats thanks to the work of Janet Cape). The article

Should knowing how to read music be an essential requirement for children learning music? A response. . .

The National Association for Music Education recently shared the following twitter message (tweet) via its twitter account: Should knowing how to read music be an essential requirement for children learning music? http://t.co/mGB7ptrotE #musiced via @SinfiniMusic — NAfME (@NAfME) February 18, 2015 I offer an extended excerpt from my chapter Learning with digital media and technology in hybrid music classrooms in the forthcoming book Approaches to Teaching General Music: Methods, Issues, and Viewpoints, edited by Carlos Abril

Solo, multitrack, mute? Producing and performing (gender) in a popular music classroom

Tobias, E. S. (2014). Solo, multitrack, mute? Producing and performing (gender) in a popular music classroom. Visions of Research in Music Education, 25, 1-29. My article Solo, multitrack, mute? Producing and performing (gender) in a popular music classroom is now published in Visions of Research in Music Education (VRME). For those unfamiliar with VRME, it is an open-access journal, which means that all articles are available for free on the journal’s website. An earlier version

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