Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Book Publication of interest to music education historians:

Lia Laor, Paradigm War: Lessons learned from 19th Century Piano Pedagogy. Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2017.

The story of piano pedagogy in 19th century Europe has yet to be fully told, although it is of immediate relevance for current music education. Europe at that time was the hub of unparalleled critical scholarly discourse, which deliberated on theories of piano pedagogy and the merits of pedagogical music. Impressively, this discourse was shaped by a wide diversity of contributors who included that period’s leading composers like Clementi, Czerny, Beethoven, and Schumann, as well as performers, pedagogues, and music critics, while even addressing parents and young piano students.

Offering a unique glimpse into the rich primary sources of such interdisciplinary historical dialogue and musical works, Paradigm War: Lessons Learned from 19th Century Piano Pedagogy presents this story from a synoptic multidimensional viewpoint, integrating developmental-musical, as well as psychological-educational and aesthetic, perspectives. Thus, this book provides an intellectual map for critically evaluating these authentic early contributions to the field in terms of the two conflicting methodological paradigms that governed piano pedagogy of the time – mechanism and holism – which had emerged, respectively, from Enlightenment and Romantic philosophies.

Lia Laor is  Dean of the Faculty of Education at Levinsky College of Education, Israel.

View sample at http://cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/63916

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Oxford Symposium on the History of Music Education CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Music Education Historians:

As you know, we face a worldwide crisis with the COVID-19 virus. While we hope that the situation will be much better by June 2020, many of our universities have imposed travel restrictions and eliminated all in-person classes through summer semester. Given these restrictions, we must regrettably cancel the Oxford Symposium on the History of Music Education slated for June 3-6, 2020.

We hope to have a symposium in place for June 2021, but details are uncertain at this time. For those whose presentations, performances, panels, and posters were accepted, we would still consider them accepted for the anticipated 2021 symposium with the limitation that that we must follow the NAfME Research Publication/Presentation Code of Ethics (https://nafme.org/my-classroom/journals-magazines/journal-of-research-in-music-education-code-of-ethics/).

Symposium registrations that have not yet been processed will be returned with voided checks. The few registrations that have been processed will be reimbursed. Should you have any further questions about the Oxford Symposium, please feel free to direct them to Paul D. Sanders, symposium chair (sanders.102@osu.edu).

On behalf of the planning committee,.

Symposium Chair

Professor of Music Education

The Ohio State University at Newark

November 2019


Oxford Symposium on the History of Music Education


The Oxford Symposium on the History of Music Education will meet at the University of Mississippi in Oxford from Wednesday, June 3 – Saturday, June 6, 2020. We look forward to reviewing submissions, which are due no later than 11:59 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2020Attachments: Newsletter PDF, Oxford Call for Papers, Oxford General Information and Registration Form.

Book Publication of interest to music education historians:

Lia Laor, Paradigm War: Lessons learned from 19th Century Piano Pedagogy. Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2017 . The story of piano pedagog...