Music Education in the Postperformance World

Matthew D. Thibeault

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 Music Education in the Postperformance World

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This article examines music education in our present world, which is characterized as postperformance. The postperformance world is one where music is often experienced through recordings rather than live performances; where the music produced in a studio result in recordings that may be impossible to perform live due to sampling or synthesis; and where the prevalence of recordings radically changes the way we hear. The study discusses the awareness of media in the 1930; mass media as celebration in the 1960s; new media as transformative in the 1990s; and resituating music education in the postperformance world.

Keywords: music education; mass media; postperformance

Article.  6338 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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