Education, Music, and the Lives of Undergraduates: Collegiate A Cappella and the Pursuit of Happiness

Collegiate A Cappella and the Pursuit of Happiness
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
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  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-350-16922-7 (ISBN)
The undergraduate years are a special time of life for many students. They are a time for study, yes, but also a time for making independent decisions over what to do beyond formal education. This book is based on a nine-year study of collegiate a cappella - a socio-musical practice that has exploded on college campuses since the 1990's. A defining feature of collegiate a cappella is that it is a student-run leisure activity undertaken by undergraduate students at institutions both large and small, prestigious and lower-status. With rare exceptions, participants are not music majors yet many participants interviewed had previous musical experience both in and out of school settings. Motivations for staying musically involved varied considerably - from those who felt they could not imagine life without a musical outlet to those who joined on a whim. Collegiate a cappella is about much more than singing cover songs. It sustains multiple forms of inequality through its audition practices and its performative enactment of gender and heteronormativity. This book sheds light on how undergraduates conceptualize vocation and avocation within the context of formal education, holding implications for educators at all levels.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-350-16922-7 (9781350169227)
Roger Mantie is Programme Director of Music and Culture and Associate Professor at University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. He is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education (2017) and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure (2016).
Brent C. Talbot is Coordinator of Music Education and Associate Professor at Gettysburg College, USA, He is the Artistic Director for the Gettysburg Children's Choir as well as Gamelan Gita Semara. He is editor of Marginalized Voices in Music Education (2018) and author of Gending Rare: Children's Songs and Games from Bali (2017)
1. Staying Musically Active: "I just can't ever imagine my life without music"
2. The Locus of Enjoyment: "I like to be good, but not at the expense of happiness"
3. Gender and Sexuality in Collegiate A Cappella: "A cappella goggles"
4. Sustaining Inequality through Singing: "Your girlfriend will love us"
5. The Workings of Capital: "If you are a legit institution, you probably have a cappella"
6. Agency and Amateurism: "I feel like there's a stigma against anything recreational in music"
7. Future Orientations: "I'm done with extreme music making"
8. Beyond Graduation: "My mom looked at me and said, 'You need to sing!'"

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