Journal of Popular Music Education 4.1 is now available
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Journal of Popular Music Education 4.1 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that Journal of Popular Music Education 4.1 is now available! 


Special Issue: 'Modern Band'


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Aims & Scope


This peer-reviewed journal aims to include all forms of scholarship relevant to popular music education and iteratively to shape the parameters of this emerging field. The editors welcome contributions that stretch, discuss and problematize any aspect of popular music education.


Issue 4.1




Introduction to the special issue on modern band

pp. 3-4(2)

Bryan Powell, Gareth Dylan Smith




Examining effectiveness of modern band professional development for practising teachers

pp. 5-20(16)

Author: Jay Dorfman


Curriculum reform and policy considerations: A multiple case study of the inclusion of modern band into music teacher preparation programmes

pp. 21-40(20)

Authors: Jocelyn Stevens Prendergast; Brittany Nixon May


Popular music in preservice music education: Preparedness, confidence and implementation

pp. 41-60(20)

Authors: Sandra Hamilton, Jennifer Vannatta-Hall


Finding our way: The experiences of a rapper and his advisor in a bachelor of music programme

pp. 61-79(19)

Authors: Frank Martignetti, Joshua M. Brewster


Can they hear a difference? Professional digital composition and the ability of music students to discriminate deep-sampled vs. acoustic instrumental performance recordings

pp. 81-99(19)

José Valentino Ruiz, Patrick K Cooper, Jalil Najeeb Muhammed


Student voice and choice in modern band curriculum development

pp. 101-116(16)

Matthew Clauhs, Radio Cremata


Practices and Perspectives 


Popular music education and American democracy: Why I coined the term ‘modern band’ and the road ahead

pp. 117-125(9)

Dave Wish