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Project for Social and Cultural Studies in Music Education

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  2. 4. Music Program Numbers & School Population <ul><li>Number of Students in Choir- 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Students in Band- 85 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Students in Orchestra- 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Students in Guitar- 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Students in Music Program- 285 </li></ul><ul><li>School Enrollment- Approximately 1,500 </li></ul><ul><li>81 % of the school population not enrolled in school music program </li></ul>
  3. 5. Dilemma: <ul><li>How can the music program be adjusted to include other types of music and get more students involved? </li></ul>
  4. 6. Discourses and Power <ul><li>Discourses are “conversations with a specific vocabulary that intentionally creates ignorance or knowledge.” - Foucault </li></ul><ul><li>A discourse “supplies a number of interlocking assumptions about the nature of the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Vaugeois </li></ul>
  5. 7. = Academic Music <ul><li>= Not Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul>
  6. 8. Rehearsal Settings and Structures
  7. 9. Race and Gender <ul><li>At My School: </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of students are white (63%) and female (75%) </li></ul><ul><li>School wide, white students make up 50% of the student body, and females make up only 49% of the student body. </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Implication: To non-members, choir may seem like it’s a club for white females. </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Are we practicing “safe” multiculturalism? </li></ul>
  9. 12. Engendered Music Masculine & Feminine Instruments Masculine & Feminine Subject Matter
  10. 13. Sexuality <ul><li>Public schools are hetero-centric in nature, and the music classroom is usually no exception. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our sex is not something that lies beyond the discursive realm but is always produced as a reiteration of hegemonic norms.” - Butler </li></ul><ul><li>(Nayak and Kehily p. 465) </li></ul>
  11. 14. Possible Solution: <ul><li>Create a popular music class that is based on student interests and is student driven. </li></ul>
  12. 15. Possible Obstacles <ul><li>Rejection by local administration </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Needing to submit curriculum ideas to district officials </li></ul><ul><li>Finding a balance between student expression and school policy </li></ul>
  13. 16. Performance Based
  14. 17. Based on cultural/musical interests of the student
  15. 18. Explore Career Opportunities Outside of Classical Performance
  16. 19. Integration of Music Technology
  17. 20. Students can create/perform music they find meaningful

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