Empowering Song: Music Education from the Margins weaves together subversive pedagogy and theories of resistance with community music education and choral music, inspiring professionals to revisit and reconsider their pedagogical practices and approaches. The authors’ unique insight into some of the most marginalized and justice-deprived contexts in the world — prisons, refugee shelters, detention facilities, and migrant encampments — breeds evocative and compassionate enquiry, laying the theoretical groundwork for pedagogical practices while detailing the many facets of equity-centered, musical leadership. Presenting an orientation to healing informed by theory, Empowering Song explores the ways in which music education might take on the challenging questions of cultural responsiveness within the context of justice, seeking to change not only how choral music is led but also our conceptions of why it should matter to all.

part |46 pages

Part 1

chapter 21|16 pages

Musicking People

chapter 2|13 pages

Disrupting Practice

chapter 3|15 pages

Empowering Song

part |74 pages

Part 2

chapter 484|19 pages

Sounding Bodies

chapter 5|18 pages

Narrating Selves

chapter 6|17 pages

Dancing Stories

chapter 7|18 pages

Painting Dreams