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The Musical Life of Billy Cioffi: A Narrative Inquiry

Abstract The purpose of this study is to raise questions by exploring, writing, imagining, and telling the musical life stories of Billy Cioffi. Billy Cioffi is a professional musician, band leader, private teacher, professor of English, and, formerly, a musical director for acts such as Chuck Berry, Del Shannon, and others. In this document I explore the life of Billy Cioffi with the following questions in mind: 1. What might Billy's musical experiences, expertise, teaching, and learning teach us about music education? 2. What might the story of Billy’s musical life cause us to question about institutional music education? 3. How might his story trouble beliefs and perceptions about music teaching and learning? Prior to Billy’s story, which app... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Bickmore, Isaac Lamont (Author) / Stauffer, Sandra (Advisor) / Schmidt, Margaret (Committee member) / Mantie, Roger (Committee member) / Tobias, Evan (Committee member) / Thompson, Jason (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music education / Billy Cioffi / deconstruction / Music Education / Narrative / Narrative Inquiry / time travel
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 278 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music Education 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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