DWFoM presents at the 10th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

The 10th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education took place at Institute for Contemporary Music Performance June 11-14, 2017, in London England.

This academic conference drew together music education academics from around the world to discuss issues, practices and perspectives that focus around connecting music learning and other musicking experiences with the lives, values, identities and communities of those involved. The Don Wright Faculty of Music was well represented with the following presentations:

Cathy Benedict: “True Threat, True Promise: Recklessness as the New ‘Praxis’”.

Leslie Linton: “Interpreting and (Re)producing Children’s Musical Cultural Capital: The sociology of childhood and Bourdieu in elementary music education”.
Patrick Schmidt: “Musical Virtual Hangouts: Changing Policy and Social Capital Strategy for Community Engagement in a Major US Orchestra”.

Ruth Wright: “Envisioning Real Utopias in Music Education: The democratization of music as culture”.

Kari Veblen presented SSHRC funded research with fellow Canadian scholar Janice Waldron: “Canadian Scottish Pipe Bands as On and Offline Convergent Communities of Practice”.

PhD Music Education students:

Alison Butler: “Does Bourdieu Have the X Factor? Habitus and capital in reality TV and music education”.

Kelly Bylica and Gabriela Ocadiz: “Reading Popular Music: Musicking and thinking critically” .

Download the full schedule here (PDF).