Monday, November 18, 2013

Arts Education Policy Review


Today I received the news that I have been appointed to the editorial board of Arts Education Policy Review. Regarded by many as the leading arts education journal, AEPR is certainly among the oldest in the field, originally known as Design (1899 - 1977), then Design For Arts in Education (1977 - 1992), it has been known as Arts Education Policy Review since 1992 and is published with global distribution by Routledge/Taylor&Francis. The journal is now developing its 115th issue, and its board members include specialists in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. I will post more information shortly about access to AEPR and upcoming special issues of this journal. 

Here is the journal description: 
“Arts Education Policy Review is a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Arts Education Policy Review presents discussion of major policy issues in arts education in the United States and throughout the world. Addressing education in music, visual arts, theatre, and dance, the journal presents a variety of views and emphasizes critical analysis. Its goal is to produce the most comprehensive and rigorous exchange of ideas available on arts education policy. Policy examinations from multiple viewpoints are a valuable resource not only for arts educators, but also for administrators, policy analysts, advocacy groups, parents, and audiences - all those involved in the arts and concerned about their role in education. Arts Education Policy Review does not promote individuals, institutions, methods, or products. It does not aim to repeat commonplace ideas. Articles show originality, probe deeply, and take discussion beyond common wisdom and familiar rhetoric. Articles that merely restate the importance of arts education, call attention to the existence of issues long since addressed, or repeat standard solutions are not published.”



Friday, November 15, 2013

Musical Creation and Creativity


The Grieg Research School (GRS) seminar “Musical Creation and Creativity: Towards new Practices, Processes and Understandings?” takes place at the University of Bergen, November 25-28, 2013.
I will be participating at this seminar in a panel discussion entitled “Creativity, Civilization and Ecology” and serving as Respondent to a paper presentation entitled “Creativity in Piano Performance and Pedagogy: A Chinese Perspective”.

According to the announcement, “This GRS seminar will explore the concepts of creation and creativity from an interdisciplinary point of view, meaning comparisons and sharing of our conceptualizations as understood within in the framework of the different disciplines involved in Grieg Research School; musicology, music therapy, music performance and music education, as well as related scientific areas.”  

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It is a relief to be feeling well enough to make plans again, after being forced to cancel participation in several events due to a severe flue during much of early November. 

It looks likely that I will be doing some lecturing in Beijing again in mid-December, and the main writing project for that month is to complete the final work on our new book Theory and Method in Ethnomusicology, and send the manuscript to press (for publication in early 2014).