Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Swingin' to the Beat of Our Own Drum: Developing an Effective Jazz History Pedagogy
by McGeough, Tyler Joseph, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 44; 10785221
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this report is to provide insight on how and why we should include more cultural and historical context in a collegiate jazz education. The entry of jazz into academia raises a philosophical dilemma, as it represents an intersection of two contrasting cultures with different governing principles and cultural aesthetics. With the inclusion of jazz into academic institutions, it is possible that the cultural context and integrity of jazz has been marginalized. My aim for this report is to offer general recommendations to the field of jazz pedagogy with the ultimate purpose of better serving the music and the musicians who study it.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Briggs, Ray
Commitee: Doyle, Alicia M., Jarvis, Jeff
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Collegiate jazz, Jazz cultures, Jazz education, Jazz history, Jazz pedagogy, Jazz studies
Publication Number: 10785221
ISBN: 9780438209060
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