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Ukulele with Patch Adams: participatory music in action

I only now am finding time to note, in brief, a wonderful exchange I had last summer with the physician/activist/clown Patch Adams. A friend had given Patch the gift of a tie-dye patterned ukulele and asked me to help him … Continue reading

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Teaching about copyright’s “Blurred Lines”

The NYTimes has a solid summary of the “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement case, which was decided against Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams. They also published a nice critical analysis. There is no better time than when a big story breaks … Continue reading

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Why media matter for music education: Penn State’s collaborative music education series

Penn State has put together a series of videos that present introductory material aimed at those interested in music education. My contribution, recorded last spring, addresses a richer understanding of media as socially constructed. Those who want a chance to … Continue reading

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NAfME 2014 Nashville presentation on Algorithms

Here’s a short video I posted on algorithms, which was shown as the NAfME 2014 Nashville conference (part of a larger panel discussion on the future of music education). The video points to the primary conclusions and central arguments from … Continue reading

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Memorial for Elliot Eisner, IJEA special issue

Stanford held a wonderful memorial for Elliot Eisner on March 3. I had the pleasure to attend, celebrate Eisner’s life, and to reconnect with friends and colleagues. Additionally, the International Journal of Education and the Arts has published a special … Continue reading

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Get to know your publication embargoes

[4/16/2014: Welcome to those coming from the reposting of this on “Tomorrow’s Professor.” Those visiting might also enjoy my post on the politics of journal publishing.] I typically announce my publications on this website, and one comment last year from a user … Continue reading

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Hearing a new music education story: From Sousa to Gould to Madlib, with Joyce and Powers in the mix

In 2013 I received the Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award from the Center for Music Education Research at the University of South Florida. My paper has been posted at Music Education Research International (open access): Thibeault, M. D. (2013). The shifting locus of … Continue reading

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In remembrance of Elliot Eisner

My mentor and friend Elliot Eisner has passed away. I received a call from his wife today and she asked that I let others know. Many will be sharing their experiences, and there is talk of a memorial at Stanford … Continue reading

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Profile in Illinois Alumni magazine

My work is profiled in the winter 2013 edition of Illinois Alumni magazine. The writer captures the essence of my approach and some notable alumni achievements. I’m also grateful for the photo. Click the image below to see a larger, … Continue reading

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(Many) thoughts on the future of music education

I’m delighted to be part of a special issue of Arts Education Policy Review (v. 115, no. 1). The focus of the issue is the future of music education, with articles that revisit a 2001 article by Scott Shuler from the same … Continue reading

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