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Popular Music in a 21st Century Education

by Carlos Xavier Rodriguez - 2012

In this chapter, I share my thoughts regarding the future role of popular music in music education at a moment when there seems to be greater receptiveness to this idea than ever before.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 111, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 114 Number 13, 2012, p. 133-145
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18366, Date Accessed: 1/17/2022 2:31:56 AM

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  • Carlos Rodriguez
    University of Michigan
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    CARLOS XAVIER RODRIGUEZ is associate professor and chair of the Music Education Department at the University of Michigan. He received a B.A. from Pitzer College, an M.A. from UCLA, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He has held previous appointments at the University of South Florida, the University of Iowa, and The Ohio State University. He is a general music specialist and a leading authority on popular music and music education, and he has written and lectured extensively on musical development and cognition, musicality, musical expression, creative thinking, and popular music and culture.
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