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A New Cartography: Learning Jazz at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Abstract Jazz continues, into its second century, as one of the most important musics taught in public middle and high schools. Even so, research related to how students learn, especially in their earliest interactions with jazz culture, is limited. Weaving together interviews and observations of junior and senior high school jazz players and teachers, private studio instructors, current university students majoring in jazz, and university and college jazz faculty, I developed a composite sketch of a secondary school student learning to play jazz. Using arts-based educational research methods, including the use of narrative inquiry and literary non-fiction, the status of current jazz education and the experiences by novice jazz learners is explored.... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Kelly, Keith Brenden (Author) / Stauffer, Sandra (Advisor) / Tobias, Evan (Committee member) / Kocour, Michael (Committee member) / Sullivan, Jill (Committee member) / Schmidt, Margaret (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Music education / Literature / Arts-Based Educational Research / Jazz / Jazz Education / Learning / Literary Nonfiction / Narrative
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 299 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music Education 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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