Places and Purposes of Popular Music Education (Book)

Perspectives from the Field

Edited collection including contributions from scholars and popular music educators in response to the question “what are the place and purpose of popular music education?” The book aims to broaden and diversify the conversation and community around popular music education globally. 7 b&w illus.

Category: Popular Music


Dr. Bryan Powell is an assistant professor of Music Education and Music Technology at Montclair State University, USA. Bryan is the founding co-editor of Journal of Popular Music Education and the executive director of the Association for Popular Music Education.

Gareth Dylan Smith is assistant professor of Music, Music Education at Boston University, USA, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. Gareth plays drums with Stephen Wheel, Build a Fort, the Eruptörs and Black Light Bastards; he writes about drumming and eudaimonia, and is founding co-editor of the Journal of Popular Music Education.

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