Audio Education: Theory, Culture, and Practice is a groundbreaking volume of 16 chapters exploring the historical perspectives, methodologies, and theoretical underpinnings that shape audio in educational settings. Bringing together insights from a roster of international contributors, this book presents perspectives from researchers, practitioners, educators, and historians. Audio Education highlights a range of timely topics, including environmental sustainability, inclusivity, interaction with audio industries, critical listening, and student engagement, making it recommended reading for teachers, researchers, and practitioners engaging with the field of audio education.

chapter |6 pages


Audio Education and the Makings of Creative and Inclusive Scholarship
ByDaniel Walzer, Mariana Lopez

chapter 1|9 pages

The Roots of Audio—From Craft to Established Field 1925–1945

ByGeorge Brock-Nannestad

chapter 2|28 pages

The Child as Musical Affector

Sound Perception and Manipulation as Artistic Process in Primary School Music Education
ByElissa Johnson-Green

chapter 3|20 pages

A Timeline is Not a Continuum

A More Inclusive Electronic Music History
ByBrian Heller

chapter 4|15 pages

Creating Authentic Learning Experiences Using Max

ByMark Bassett

chapter 5|19 pages

Gamifying the Learning Experience

Evaluating Teaching Methodologies in an Introductory Module to Sound for Film and Television
ByMariana Lopez

chapter 6|13 pages

Learning About Critical Listening Through Popular Music

ByAdam Scott Neal

chapter 7|15 pages

Listening Sessions

Critical Listening in a Social Context
ByM. Nyssim Lefford

chapter 8|20 pages

Engineering and Recording

ByJeremy J. Wells

chapter 10|24 pages

Breaking the Sound Barrier

The Importance of Interdisciplinary Audio Curricula
ByElsa Lankford

chapter 11|15 pages

Sound Reflections

The Purpose, Perspectives, and Place of Audio Education
ByPaul Thompson, Ben Mosley

chapter 12|14 pages

Designing Vocational Training for Audio Engineers at a Distance

Challenges, Reflections, and Recommendations
ByDuncan Williams

chapter 13|21 pages


A Practical Perspective on Inclusion
ByVictor Zottmann

chapter 14|20 pages

Future Educational Goals and Actionable Items

Teaching Communication Skills for Audio Education Institutions and Educators
ByDoug Bielmeier

chapter 15|11 pages

Addressing the Gender Imbalance in the Theater Sound Industry

A Conservatoire Approach
ByClare Hibberd

chapter 16|21 pages

Enhancing Student Employability Through Innovative Program Design

A Case Study
ByJude Brereton, Helena Daffern, Marc Green, Frank Stevens, Andy Hunt