New Books: Patrick Schmidt co-edits two books on Leadership in Higher Music Education
Patrick Schmidt, Chair of Music Education and Associate Professor at Western, has co-edited two books on Leadership in Higher Music Education, alongside Dr. Dawn Bennett, from Curtin University, Australia, Dr. Jennifer Rowley, from the University of Sydney, Australia. Both books are published by Routledge Press and are part of the inaugural ISME Global Perspectives in Music Education Series. Below you can see a description of each.
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Leadership and Musician Development in Higher Music Education
Leadership and Musician Development in Higher Music Education informs, challenges and evaluates the central practices, policies and theories which underpin the preparation of future music leaders and the leadership of music in higher education. In higher education, it is often presumed that preparing for professional work is the responsibility of the individual rather than the institution. This anthology draws on the expertise of music practitioners to present the complexities surrounding this topic, exploring approaches to leadership development while addressing prevalent leadership issues from multiple standpoints.
Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education
Leadership of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Music Education is the second of a two-volume anthology dedicated to leadership and leadership development in higher music education. Fifteen authors write from multiple countries and contexts, exploring pedagogical and curricular leadership challenges and successes from around the globe. They draw attention to the dynamics of pedagogical approaches which encourage learners’ deep and agentic engagement, considering the sustainability and scope of such interventions while highlighting positive frameworks and approaches.