Zumix is a small nonprofit organization located in a low income area of East Boston that offers after-school music programs to youth. Program facilitators and participants explore a variety of musical genres and music processes that range from hip-hop beatmaking and songwriting classes to four-part vocal choirs and folk and popular music ensembles. The praxis-based pedagogy at Zumix creates an educational paradigm that accounts for the varied, changing, and in-between states of music-culture at the organization.
This study is based on fieldwork as an assistant administrator, youth mentor, evaluator, and program co-facilitator at Zumix between fall 2005 and spring 2008. The thesis examines the relevance of music education pedagogy to the field of ethnomusicology to demonstrate how praxis oriented music education facilitates community and personal growth for youth across ethnic and racial lines.
|Commitee:||Camara, Kathleen, Garofalo, Reebee, Summit, Jeffrey A.|
|School Location:||United States -- Massachusetts|
|Source:||MAI 47/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Music, Music education|
|Keywords:||Aesthetic, At-risk, Ethnomusicology, Massachusetts, Praxialism, Youth, Zumix|
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