Journal of Popular Music Education (Journal)

ISSN 23976721 , ONLINE ISSN 2397673X

The main aims of the Journal of Popular Music Education are to define the parameters of the field and disciplines of its readership and contributors (especially with regard to other journals in popular music and music education), this being an emerging field of scholarship and practice. The other principal aim is to disseminate excellent critique and other forms of scholarship (e.g. phenomenological) in and related to the field. The journal has an inclusive, global reach. ‘Education’ and ‘popular music’ are terms that we expect to be stretched and problematized through rigorous examination from multiple international perspectives.

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Category: Music, Performing Arts


Co-Editor

Bryan Powell
Montclair State University
powellb@montclair.edu

Gareth Dylan Smith
Boston University, USA
gdsmith@bu.edu

Journal Administrator

Warren Gramm
Lebanon Valley College, USA
gramm@lvc.edu

Advisory Board

Pam Burnard
University of Cambridge, UK

Lucy Green
University College London, UK
l.green@ucl.ac.uk

Lee Higgins
York St John University, UK
l.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk

Patricia Shehan Campbell
University of Washington, USA

Lauri Vakeva
Sibelius Academy, Finland

Notes for Contributors Download


Aims & Scope

One of the main aims of this journal, especially initially, is iteratively to define the parameters of the field and disciplines of its readership and contributors (especially with regard to other journals in popular music, and music education), this being an emerging field of scholarship and practice. The other principal aim is to disseminate excellent critique and other forms of scholarship (e.g. phenomenological) in and related to the field. The journal aims to have an inclusive, global reach. 'Education' and 'popular music' are terms that we are glad to see stretched and problematized through rigorous examination from multiple international perspectives. The other principal aim is to disseminate excellent critique and other forms of scholarship (e.g. phenomenological) in and related to the field. The journal has an inclusive, global reach. 'Education' and 'popular music' are terms that we expect to be stretched and problematized through rigorous examination from multiple international perspectives.

Submissions

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All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
 
Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Peer Review Policy

All articles undergo initial editorial screening either by the journal's Editorial Team and/or incumbent Guest Editors. Articles then undergo a rigorous anonymous peer review by two referees, following the guidance in Intellect's 'Peer review instructions'. Based on this feedback, the Editors will communicate a decision and revision suggestions to authors. To appeal an editorial decision, please contact the main Editor who will consider your case.

Ethical Guidelines

The journal follows the principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Read our Ethical Guidelines for more on the journal's standards.

Co-Editor

Bryan Powell
Montclair State University
powellb@montclair.edu

Gareth Dylan Smith
Boston University, USA
gdsmith@bu.edu

Journal Administrator

Warren Gramm
Lebanon Valley College, USA
gramm@lvc.edu

Advisory Board

Pam Burnard
University of Cambridge, UK

Lucy Green
University College London, UK
l.green@ucl.ac.uk

Lee Higgins
York St John University, UK
l.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk

Patricia Shehan Campbell
University of Washington, USA

Lauri Vakeva
Sibelius Academy, Finland

Co-Editor

Bryan Powell
Montclair State University
powellb@montclair.edu

Gareth Dylan Smith
Boston University, USA
gdsmith@bu.edu

Journal Administrator

Warren Gramm
Lebanon Valley College, USA
gramm@lvc.edu

Advisory Board

Pam Burnard
University of Cambridge, UK

Lucy Green
University College London, UK
l.green@ucl.ac.uk

Lee Higgins
York St John University, UK
l.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk

Patricia Shehan Campbell
University of Washington, USA

Lauri Vakeva
Sibelius Academy, Finland

Co-Editor

Bryan Powell
Montclair State University
powellb@montclair.edu

Gareth Dylan Smith
Boston University, USA
gdsmith@bu.edu

Journal Administrator

Warren Gramm
Lebanon Valley College, USA
gramm@lvc.edu

Advisory Board

Pam Burnard
University of Cambridge, UK

Lucy Green
University College London, UK
l.green@ucl.ac.uk

Lee Higgins
York St John University, UK
l.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk

Patricia Shehan Campbell
University of Washington, USA

Lauri Vakeva
Sibelius Academy, Finland


Special Issue Call for Papers 

Special issue: Popular Music Education in Europe (to be published summer 2025)

Deadline: 1st September 2024

Guest Editors: Professor Lucy Green (Emerita Professor of Music Education, UCL, UK) and Dr Avra Pieridou Skoutella (C.C.R.S.M. Cyprus Centre for the Research and Study of Music)

Europe is comprised of over 50 sovereign states and dependent territories which, within and between themselves, have multifarious cultures, sub-cultures, ethnic and religious groups, along with rich and diverse cultural heritage, values and customs, turbulent histories, and struggles of nationalist movements. Some of its contemporary states and people have been trying for decades to unite the European people under the European Union's umbrella against the continuous influences of fragmentation, economic interests, histories, nationalism, and ideological and political dilemmas. The current times pose challenges, with wars, financial crises and intense immigrant phenomena. On the one hand, such circumstances largely leave European people limited or blocked by various forms of disadvantage from which they must constantly strive to liberate themselves. On the other hand, they empower people’s motivation for connection and connectivity, for expression and resistance, for empathy and solidarity, for surviving and thriving. In developing this Call for Papers, we are already faced with critical questions that we hope will be explored in the ensuing issue. What is popular music in contemporary Europe? Where did it come from? Who is Europe today, musically? How do the different musical ecosystems of European countries, cultures and sub-cultures influence and/or reflect popular music education? To what extent does music education in Europe acknowledge such influences? What is the relationship between music education and popular music in different educational systems of each country? Can we talk about ‘European popular music’, or shall we refer to ‘Popular music in Europe’? Many more questions such as these are imaginable.

Music Education in Europe is a diverse musical beehive (or beehives) which embrace a vast, colourful, fluid and vibrant spectrum of musical styles, cultures, and practices departing from folk, religious, cross-over, and composed music, to popular music in all its manifestations. It produces, reproduces, negotiates, articulates, and transforms values, ideas, customs, functions and uses, and major critical issues at each moment. In Taranto Italy, one of the largest open-air music festivals takes place yearly that blends tradition, history, folk melodies and rhythms with syncretic and hybrid music performances. Street Parade, the World's Largest Techno Party, takes place every August in Zurich, Switzerland, and big electronic music festivals happen in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Romania, to mention a few. The UK hosts one of the largest popular music festivals in the world at Glastonbury. During the last several years, the music and practices of immigrants and refugees who have inhabited the continent in large numbers have added to the picture. How does all of this reflect in different music education contexts?

The topic is complex and vast, and this issue aims to provide a forum that can bring a range of perspectives from different European contexts together into one publication.

 

We invite contributions on, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Current situation of popular music education in different European countries
  • Comparative perspectives across European countries and/or regions
  • Cultural heritage, identities, belongingness, and popular music education in Europe
  • Historical dimensions of popular music education in Europe
  • Popular music education and European citizenship
  • Critical issues of music education and popular music education (social justice, human rights, democracy, solidarity)
  • Popular music education’s critical purposes for the creative future of European music
  • Music ecosystems and community in Europe
  • Immigrants and refugees to Europe and the role of popular music education in their lives
  • Influence of European or global music industry and media on music education
  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices in European popular music education
  • Creativities and technologies in European music education
  • Popular music in European Higher Education, schools and other learning-and-teaching contexts
  • The future of popular music education across European countries

Authors should submit manuscripts of between 4,000 and 6,000 words, although longer articles up to 8,000 will be considered (double-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12, including references). Please refer to the Intellect style guide when preparing a submission.

Full papers should be uploaded via the submission tab on this wepage or via the JPME website by 1st September 2024. Review feedback by 15th November 2024 and submission of final manuscripts by 30th April 2025.

Enquiries are welcome, and should be emailed to the issue’s guest editor Dr Avra Pieridou Skoutella, at avraps@crsm.org.cy

 

General Call for Papers information

The Journal of Popular Music Education seeks to define, delimit, debunk, disseminate, and disrupt practice and discourse in and around popular music education. Popular music education takes place at the intersections of identity realization, learning, teaching, enculturation, entrepreneurship, creativity, a global multimedia industry, and innumerable instances of music making as leisure. Through drawing together diverse, rigorous scholarship concerning learning in, through and about popular music worldwide, JPME seeks to identify, probe and problematize key issues in this vibrant, evolving field. Scholarship from and across all relevant research methods and disciplines is welcome.

Areas for consideration could include but should not be limited to: performance, recording, production, songwriting, composition, technology, listening, movement, socializing, identity, travel, social classification and stratification, marketing, politics, religion, nationalism, fashion, multi-arts and cross-cultural perspectives.

Please submit manuscripts of between 6,000 and 8,000 words inclusive of references and abstract (double-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12) for the attention of editors Gareth Dylan Smith and Bryan Powell by clicking the submit button on this page and following the subsequent directions.

Call For Reviews

The Journal of Popular Music Education seeks scholarly reviews of the latest books, films, media, exhibitions, musical groups and performers, and popular music education events. Please click the submit button on this page for reviews as well.

Co-Editor

Bryan Powell
Montclair State University
powellb@montclair.edu

Gareth Dylan Smith
Boston University, USA
gdsmith@bu.edu

Journal Administrator

Warren Gramm
Lebanon Valley College, USA
gramm@lvc.edu

Advisory Board

Pam Burnard
University of Cambridge, UK

Lucy Green
University College London, UK
l.green@ucl.ac.uk

Lee Higgins
York St John University, UK
l.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk

Patricia Shehan Campbell
University of Washington, USA

Lauri Vakeva
Sibelius Academy, Finland

Editorial Board

Joe Abramo
University of Connecticut, USA

Randall Allsup
Columbia University, USA

Tom Attah
Leeds Arts University, UK

adam patrick bell
Western University, Canada

Matt Brennan
University of Glasgow, UK

Simone Krüger Bridge
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Pam Burnard
University of Cambridge, UK

Christopher Cayari
Purdue University, USA

Matt Clauh
Ithaca College, USA

Radio Cremata
Ithaca College, USA

Robert Cutietta
University of Southern California, USA

Candice Davenport
University of Southern California, USA

Ruth Debrot
Boston University, USA

Mike Dines
Middlesex University

Jay Dorfman
Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, Kent State University

Heloisa Feichas
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Paul Fleet
Newcastle University, UK

Andrew Goodrich
Boston University, USA

David Hebert
Bergen University College, Norway

Diane Hughes
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Mark Hunter
Middlesex University, UK

Alexis Kallio
Griffith University, Australia

Brian Kellum
Boston University, USA

Phil Kirkman
University of Cambridge, UK

David H. Knapp
Syracuse University

John Kratus
Michigan State University, USA

Andy Krikun
Bergen Community College, Norway

Roger Mantie
University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

Sean McLaughlin
The University of the Highlands and Islands, UK

Zack Moir
Edinburgh Napier University

Gwen Moore
Mary Immaculate College, Ireland

Nasim Niknafs
University of Toronto, Canada

Tom Parkinson
University of Kent, UK

Rich Perks
University of Kent, UK

Avra Pieridou Skoutella
Cyprus Music Leadership Institute, Cyprus

Joe Pignato
SUNY, USA

Stephanie Pitts
University of Sheffield, UK

Shara Rambarran
University of York, UK

Clint Randles
University of South Florida, USA

Kat Reinhert
Berklee College of Music, USA

Tiger Robison
University of Wyoming, USA

Josh Russel
University of Hartford, USA

Brian Russell
University of Miami, USA

Patrick Schmidt
Western University

Rupert Till
University of Huddersfield, UK

Evan Tobias
Arizona State University, USA

Janice L Waldron
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada.

Virginia Wayman Davis
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA

Donna Weston
Griffith University, Australia

Sheila Woodward
Eastern Washington University, USA

Ruth Wright
Western University

Co-Editor

Bryan Powell
Montclair State University
powellb@montclair.edu

Gareth Dylan Smith
Boston University, USA
gdsmith@bu.edu

Journal Administrator

Warren Gramm
Lebanon Valley College, USA
gramm@lvc.edu

Advisory Board

Pam Burnard
University of Cambridge, UK

Lucy Green
University College London, UK
l.green@ucl.ac.uk

Lee Higgins
York St John University, UK
l.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk

Patricia Shehan Campbell
University of Washington, USA

Lauri Vakeva
Sibelius Academy, Finland

 
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Contents

  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2023


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  • Volume (7): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2023


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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2022


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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2022


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  • Volume (6): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2022


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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (5): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2021


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (4): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (3): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1&2)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (2): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (1): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2017


Co-Editor

Bryan Powell
Montclair State University
powellb@montclair.edu

Gareth Dylan Smith
Boston University, USA
gdsmith@bu.edu

Journal Administrator

Warren Gramm
Lebanon Valley College, USA
gramm@lvc.edu

Advisory Board

Pam Burnard
University of Cambridge, UK

Lucy Green
University College London, UK
l.green@ucl.ac.uk

Lee Higgins
York St John University, UK
l.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk

Patricia Shehan Campbell
University of Washington, USA

Lauri Vakeva
Sibelius Academy, Finland

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