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Elliot Eisner is Inside the Academy

I was asked several months ago to contribute some remarks for an episode of Inside the Academy, ASU’s version of Inside the Actor’s Studio. The episode features the work of my mentor, Elliot Eisner, and the video and supplementary materials … Continue reading

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The “Menace” of John Philip Sousa: Sound Recording, Media, Amateurism, and Music Education

This talk is part of a larger project I am working on at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and also an opportunity to hear from and talk with Jonathan Sterne. Here’s the paper of the talk I … Continue reading

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Introductory remarks for Cary Nelson’s speech (with links)

[Here are my introductory remarks, with links to the organizations, books, and resources I mentioned.] I am truly an honored to introduce our speaker, Professor Cary Nelson. An omnipresent issue facing our profession—and the theme of Professor Nelson’s talk—is academic … Continue reading

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Homebrew Ukulele Union (HUU)

For those at CIC, here’s the first of several follow-up or concurrent posts for the aspects where I’ll be involved. Much more can be found on our blog: http://homebrewukuleleunion.wordpress.com or through the co-authored GMT column (with Julianne Evoy). The Homebrew Ukulele Union … Continue reading

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UIUC CIC 2012 Conference (details and support for my part in the festivities)

CIC is coming, along with the 2nd Symposium on LGBT Studies and Music Education. Full schedule and details at this link. My colleagues Jeananne Nichols and Bridget Sweet are co-chairs have worked tirelessly, along with the rest of us to make sure … Continue reading

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Visualizing Compression in the MP3 format

I’m just starting the work and fun of reading/writing/thinking/rereading/rethinking/rewriting my way through Jonathan Sterne‘s wonderful new book, MP3: The Meaning of a Format (introduction here).  For those unfamiliar with his work, here’s a representative quote from the beginning: Because it uses both … Continue reading

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Summer fun (Bruno Nettl visit)

One of the great joys of summer teaching is having guest speakers. Last week we welcomed my colleague, the eminent ethnomusicologist Bruno Nettl. We discussed the chapter “How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Teaching and Learning” from his wonderful The … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous Music Learning in a Postperformance World [NSSE Yearbook chapter]

I have a chapter in the just released book, The place of music in the 21st Century: A global perspective. The one hundred-eleventh NSSE yearbook. My chapter, “Ubiquitous Music Learning in a Postperoformance World” looks how peopled changed and were changed … Continue reading

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Play an instrument? Sing? Play these games!

Tomorrow (June 12, 2012) I’ll be presenting at the Games, Learning, Society 8.0 conference, along with Nick Jaworski and Ben Smith. We will be presenting in the Beefeaters hall at 3:30 p.m. The topic of our presentation is a suite … Continue reading

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New secondary general music education book

Engaging Musical Practices, edited by Suzanne L. Burton, has a wealth of great ideas for secondary general music. I particularly appreciate the blend of practical ideas, research, and theoretical issues brought out by the authors. I wrote an endorsement for … Continue reading

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