The problems of band: an inquiry into the future of instrumental music education

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Date: Fall 2008
From: Philosophy of Music Education Review(Vol. 16, Issue 2)
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Document Type: Essay
Length: 7,761 words

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This article examines the educational function of the North American wind band program. Issues such as band education's methodological control, perceived lack of self-reflection or inquiry, its insecurity concerning program legitimacy, and the systemic fear that seems to permeate its history provide the framework for this exploration. With a philosophical eye toward the future of school-based instrumental music education each author brings perspective to the task of critiquing an institution that has taken on the seemingly sacrosanct and inviolable trappings of tradition and ritual.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A192053960