Music Pedagogy and the Christian Faith: A Twenty-Year Journey of Discovery

Charlotte Y. Kroeker

in Teaching as an Act of Faith

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222209
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236800 | DOI:
Music Pedagogy and the                             Christian Faith: A Twenty-Year Journey of Discovery

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Faculty members can surely be highly influential in shaping students' values and orientations, states this chapter. An area that is very crucial, and one that is rather unique to the field of music, is the development of the gift of music in the context of a student's development as a person, a professional, and a Christian. When a student is a musician of the church, the relationship between performance ego and service in the church can be difficult to negotiate. Thus, at this juncture in history, the author of this chapter believes that departments of music at church-related colleges and universities can play a critical role in addressing these perplexing issues. Church-related colleges and universities carry on a musical tradition steeped in history and can be thoughtful about faith in intellectual dialogue.

Keywords: music; faith; Christianity; pedagogy; values; musical tradition

Chapter.  7358 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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