Trauma and Resilience in Music Education: Haunted Melodies considers the effects of trauma on both teachers and students in the music classroom, exploring music as a means for working through traumatic experiences and the role music education plays in trauma studies. The volume acknowledges the ubiquity of trauma in our society and its long-term deleterious effects while showcasing the singular ways music can serve as a support for those who struggle. In twelve contributed essays, authors examine theoretical perspectives and personal and societal traumas, providing a foundation for thinking about their implications in music education. Topics covered include:
- Philosophical, psychological, sociological, empirical, and narrative perspectives of trauma and resilience.
- How trauma-informed education practices might provide guidelines for music educators in schools and other settings
- Interrogations of how music and music education may be a source of trauma
Distinguishing itself from other subjects—even the other arts—music may provide clues to the recovery of traumatic memory and act as a tool for releasing emotions and calming stresses. Trauma and Resilience in Music Education witnesses music’s unique abilities to reach people of all ages and empower them to process traumatic experiences, providing a vital resource for music educators and researchers.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|62 pages
part II|46 pages
part III|74 pages