Abstract

This article explores how sound studies, an interdisciplinary field that draws upon the social sciences and the humanities in researching a broad array of topics related to sound and music, holds promise for research in music education. Defining the field using recent publications, it discusses the varied disciplines that contribute to sound studies. Key texts are reviewed, with a focus on methodological models and conclusions of importance to music educators. Three questions concerning the value and importance of establishing connections between sound studies and music education are addressed: First, in what ways can music educators benefit by engaging with sound studies? Second, in what ways can sound studies benefit by embracing music educators? Third, what might music educators contribute to sound studies? After detailing some recent publications that reconnect music education with sound studies, the article proposes ways for music education and sound studies to enhance educational practice.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-7809
Print ISSN
0021-8510
Pages
pp. 69-83
Launched on MUSE
2017-02-22
Open Access
No
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