From the editorial: 'The power of music to enrich and enhance people’s lives is well documented. There are numerous examples of the positive impact of music education. The contexts in which people of all ages learn about music vary widely, yet each can provide the catalyst for engagement with music that can have both individual and more extensive benefits. Therefore, particularly at a time of financial constraints and global unrest, it is important that the contribution of education in the arts, such as music, is kept to the fore. The aim of this special feature was to draw on research and practice that illustrated the effect of music education in specific contexts. The result is a range of articles that demonstrate the extent to which music can provide a catalyst for individual, group and wider social benefits. The articles also provide an opportunity to think about teaching and learning more generally.'
Publication date: 15 November 2017
Hilary McQueen and Maria Varvarigou - UCL Institute of Education, UK
EDITORIAL: Music education in context, Hilary McQueen and Maria Varvarigou
Addressing new challenges for a community music project in the context of higher music education: A conceptual framework, Andrea Gande and Silke Kruse-Weber
The impact of participation in music on learning mathematics. Sylwia Holmes and Susan Hallam
Mapping trends and framing issues in higher music education: Changing minds/changing practices, Helen Julia Minors. Pamela Burnard. Charles Wiffen, Zaina Shihabi and J. Simon van der Walt