Emotion in Music Education

Richard Letts

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

 Emotion in Music Education

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This article explores the reasons behind music instructors' failure to openly acknowledge the emotional aspect of music. Perhaps emotions are private matters, not to be discussed in public; or inappropriate subject matter for a university course unless presented in the context of medicine and illness. These issues are considered due to efforts currently underway around the world to revise a number of national curricula. The article also discusses how the emotional aspects of music can be included in a curriculum.

Keywords: music education; emotions; music curricula

Article.  3059 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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