The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education

The mentors then serve as brokers, inviting youth to pursue their passions and supporting their development in the arts. Another exemplary model of progression pathways is the Musical Futures program in the United Kingdom (Price, 2006).

The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education

Few aspects of daily existence are untouched by technology. Learning and teaching music are no exceptions and arguably have been impacted as much or more than other areas of life. Digital technologies have come to affect music learning and teaching in profound ways, influencing how we create, listen, share, consume, interact, and conceptualize musical practices and the musical experience. For a discipline as entrenched in tradition as music education, this has brought forth myriad views on what does and should constitute music learning and teaching. To tease out and elucidate some of the salient problems, interests, and issues, The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education critically situates technology in relation to music education from a variety of perspectives: historical; philosophical; socio-cultural; pedagogical; musical; economic; policy, organized around four broad themes: Emergence and Evolution; Locations and Contexts: Social and Cultural Issues; Experiencing, Expressing, Learning and Teaching; and Competence, Credentialing, and Professional Development. Chapters from a highly diverse group of junior and senior scholars provide analyses of technology and music education through intersections of gender, theoretical perspective, geographical distribution, and relationship to the field. The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education's dedication to diversity and forward-facing discussion promotes contrasting perspectives and conversational voices rather than reinforce traditional narratives and prevailing discourses.

Today We Are Rich

Pursuing. Passion. When I speak about the importance of following a purpose, some people ask me, “But what if I'm ... When I was following my passion for music as an adult, my family suffered financially and emotionally. l was a job ...

Today We Are Rich

Are you just hanging in there? Have life’s curveballs thrown you off balance? Do you feel as if your life is going sideways? Bestselling author, leadership coach, and former Yahoo! executive Tim Sanders knows how you feel. His father’s unexpected death put him in a downward spiral for fifteen years—what he calls his “sideways years.” In 1996, a photo of a dusty water tower in Texas finally got his attention. That’s when he realized he needed to go home to his rock—his grandmother Billye, who had taken him in when he was four and raised him as her own. Rediscovering the lessons she had taught him as a child turned Tim’s life around and, in less than four years, catapulted him to financial security and an officer-level role at an S&P 500 company at the center of the Internet revolution. Today, his promise to himself is “I will never forget those lessons. The price is too high.” Join Tim as he rediscovers the classic principles of confident living that some of the most successful and joyful people you know live by.

UNLEASH YOUR TALENTS

He has travelled round the world with his music, he has become an international brand and today he has raised his ... I've seen people who are passionate about acting but their parents were strictly against them pursuing a career in the ...

UNLEASH YOUR TALENTS

This is a book that shows you how ordinary people with ordinary tools (talents and skills) built their talents from nothing to something great. This book looks at some of the basic facts of life, career, talents and skills. It attempts to answer some of the most difficult questions people ask about issues relating to talents and skills. Stephen begins by sharing his own story, and you will hear the stories of other people and how they tread the path to greatness and fulfillment. When you are true reading this book you will become better equipped to live life effectively.

Pursue Your Passion

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed They never dare to try. I believe the only dijference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination... People fall forward to success.

Pursue Your Passion

It is time to pursue your passion. Kalu Igwe Kalu takes you ahead of the game and street ahead and be extremely happy with what you have gotten. This work of genius will give you the courage of convictions to put your best foot forward, to live the upward and forward life only. It is time to carve a niche for yourself and be a leading light, The IDEAS you need to perfect your DREAMS are wrapped up in this package of extraordinary brilliance. You have the greater glory! You are the CEO of your life. Take the first step and keep going strong! Run with set of different strategies in this success-stirring book that is empowering you to crown yourself with superlative success. The timing is now! Make a name for yourself and be a name to conjure with. This masterpiece will teach you how to be a success and be the very best in this life.

Face to Face

of science—faith seeking understanding.3 Over time, scientists and theologians were relegated to separate buildings. ... He told me he had to become an electrical engineer in order to pursue his passion for music.

Face to Face

Like falling in love, this book argues that a relationship with God begins with surprise, proceeds with discovery, and shapes a life that comes to share a story of love. This book does not describe God, but pursues the nature of personally relating with the triune God. Consequently, it also engages how we relate with humans made in God's image. We finish the Face-to-Face series with this most mysterious and fulfilling encounter--a personal engagement with the Relational God, known as a community of persons who invite us to share in their life.

The Dream Chaser

There are a lot of people pursuing passions but getting nowhere while letting their natural gifts rot. You may be good in graphic design and ... Well, if you use graphic design to make money, then you can fund your passion for music.

The Dream Chaser

Build your vision, work with purpose, and live the life of your dreams The Dream Chaser shows you how to step out of the day-to-day grind and start creating the life you want. Does your daily effort at work build your dream, or someone else's? Do you do your job for the paycheck or the fulfillment? It's possible to have both, and this book shows you how to get there. The key is in following your passion and purpose. You have a natural-born talent—whether you know it or not—that can make the world a better place. You have a unique story and vision that can lead you to the life you love. Purpose-minded entrepreneurs are changing the world every day, living and working with passion and excitement. This book shows you how to stay focused on your goals, build a solid hands-on strategy, leverage your talents and abilities, and build a business that benefits the world. Your ideal life is not going to appear out of the blue. You have to actively build it yourself; but first you need to realize just what you're capable of, and then you need to set yourself up for success. This guide shows you how to begin that journey of a lifetime. Follow your passion to achieve success Play to your strengths in strategy and execution Stay focused amidst distractions and obstacles Build the life and business you've always wanted Your dreams, goals, and purpose matter, and it's time to start making them a priority. When you work from a place of passion, drive and strength come from within; you become an unstoppable force, and every day is an adventure in its own way. The Dream Chaser shows you how to start living your real life, starting today.

The First Year Music Major

You may pursue another musical academic career, such as music education, therapy, or theory, which will also have research ... Musicians interested in pursuing music therapy want to use their passion for music to help others overcome ...

The First Year Music Major

Designed to address the many challenges that first-year undergraduate music students often encounter, The First-Year Music Major: Strategies for Success provides concrete approaches that will help anyone embarking on a degree in music develop the knowledge and skills needed to complete their first year successfully. The chapters demystify the path of majoring in music, and address key topics including: Planning a road map for the degree Developing needed musical, academic, professional, practice, and performance skills Building financial, mental, and physical well-being strategies Written by a group of experienced professors and advisors in roles across the faculty of music, this book offers a comprehensive resource for first-year music students that will help them develop foundational skills to pursue music degrees and careers. An online e-resource accompanies the book, providing downloadable worksheets and materials referenced in the chapters. Rooted in research and extensive practical experience, The First-Year Music Major is suited to use both in introductory music courses and by individual students and advisors.

Beyond the Beat

... Doug feels successful when he is satisfied with the music he makes and supports his family by pursuing his passion. He is satisfied when his music meets his self-imposed standards of quality, when he earns the respect of his peers, ...

Beyond the Beat

At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based on interviews with over seventy-five popular-music professionals in Nashville, Beyond the Beat looks at artist activists—those visionaries who create inclusive artist communities in today's individualistic and entrepreneurial art world. Using Nashville as a model, Daniel Cornfield develops a theory of artist activism—the ways that artist peers strengthen and build diverse artist communities. Cornfield discusses how genre-diversifying artist activists have arisen throughout the late twentieth-century musician migration to Nashville, a city that boasts the highest concentration of music jobs in the United States. Music City is now home to diverse recording artists—including Jack White, El Movimiento, the Black Keys, and Paramore. Cornfield identifies three types of artist activists: the artist-producer who produces and distributes his or her own and others' work while mentoring early-career artists, the social entrepreneur who maintains social spaces for artist networking, and arts trade union reformers who are revamping collective bargaining and union functions. Throughout, Cornfield examines enterprising musicians both known and less recognized. He links individual and collective actions taken by artist activists to their orientations toward success, audience, and risk and to their original inspirations for embarking on music careers. Beyond the Beat offers a new model of artistic success based on innovating creative institutions to benefit the society at large.

The New Plan A

A passion pursued during free time or weekends might not be as much fun or as fulfilling when done on a regular basis. ... For example, one might be passionate about music but not a gifted singer. Pursuing one's passion on a full-time ...

The New Plan A

How do you know it’s time for a career break? How can you revitalize yourself during a career break? How can you prepare and acquire a PhD around your mid-life? What can you expect while changing careers from corporate to academia? How do you re-enter the corporate world post a Ph. D? Working women face career dilemmas, especially in their mid-life. Issues of work-life balance are encountered at this stage, and they begin to introspect and question what they really want from their careers. The New Plan A is a book aimed at encouraging working women to change careers at any life stage. Careers in the corporate world and the academic world and the aspects of dealing with a career break have been covered in detail. Honest, vulnerable, witty, The New Plan A is a book that seeks to inspire people to believe in their dreams and dare to pursue them, age not being a barrier.

The Future of the Music Business

AC: While some people may just wander into the music business, most have a passion for music. If you have such a passion, you should pursue it—wise not does enter the equation. There will always be jobs in this industry, —and someone ...

The Future of the Music Business

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). New technologies are revolutionizing the music business. While these changes may be smashing traditional business models and creating havoc among the major record companies, they are also providing new opportunities for unsigned artists, independent labels, and music business entrepreneurs. The Future of the Music Business provides a legal and business road map for success in today's music business by setting forth a comprehensive summary of the rules pertaining to the traditional music business, including music licensing, as well as the laws governing online distribution of music and video. The book also provides practical tips for: Selling music online; Using blogs and social networks; Developing an online record company; Creating an Internet radio station; Opening an online music store; Raising money for recording projects online; Creating a hit song in the Digital Age; Taking advantage of wireless technologies, and much more. This revised third edition is the most up-to-date and thorough examination of current trends, and offers special sections on: What to do if someone steals your song; Protecting the name of your band or label ; How to find and get a music lawyer to shop your music; How to land a deal with an indie, or a major label. The video includes a comprehensive lecture, "How to Succeed in Today's Music Business," delivered by the author at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

Rajan s Random Reflections

PASSION. AS. AN. OCCUPATION. Iwas. conversation, visiting a complained friend when his wife, in the course of that her son, who is an Engineer by qualification, was not doing a regular job but was busy pursuing his passion for music.

Rajan   s Random Reflections

This book contains the second collection of the author’s essays published in Adyar Times under his column ‘Rajan’s Random Reflections’ and also essays published in other periodicals. It includes a section devoted to the author’s tribute to a few well known personalities and friends. There are a few articles based on the author’s travels in the last section.

The Choral Singer s Survival Guide

Although some choral singers choose to pursue solo careers , a small number of singers may choose to pursue a career as a choral conductor . ... I could not imagine pursuing anything else ; choral music is my passion .

The Choral Singer s Survival Guide


Destined for Greatness

Passions, Dreams, and Aspirations in a College Music Town Michael Ramirez. journalism, business, law, medicine, or teaching. Very few parents suggested that their children model and pursue the very careers they had, but they nonetheless ...

Destined for Greatness

Pursuing the dream of a musical vocation—particularly in rock music—is typically regarded as an adolescent pipedream. Music is marked as an appropriate leisure activity, but one that should be discarded upon entering adulthood. How then do many men and women aspire to forge careers in music upon entering adulthood? In Destined for Greatness, sociologist Michael Ramirez examines the lives of forty-eight independent rock musicians who seek out such non-normative choices in a college town renowned for its music scene. He explores the rich life course trajectories of women and men to explore the extent to which pathways are structured to allow some, but not all, individuals to fashion careers in music worlds. Ramirez suggests a more nuanced understanding of factors that enable the pursuit of musical livelihoods well into adulthood.

Behind the Scenes Music Careers

Anji Kat worked in the health and wellness industry for 20 years before deciding to pursue her real passionmusic – in 2011. The award-winning singer/songwriter now lives and works in Clearwater, Florida, USA.

Behind the Scenes Music Careers

Who hasn't dreamed of a glamorous job in modelling, music or entertainment? But behind every superstar are hundreds of people working to keep an industry running. Readers can now learn about unique and exciting careers that they may never have considered - behind the glamour.

Success Can Be Yours

People who work with passion deliver better results in the long run than people who pursue their careers for the sake of money. The noted author and speaker, ... If you have a passion for music, you will listen to it everyday.

Success Can Be Yours

Success Can Be Yours blends success, happiness and leadership, and shows how it can be within the grasp of every person. The book helps readers equip themselves with useful skills. The authors present a fine array of sutras for a successful life and emphasize on various perspectives that can help in achieving success besides encouraging aspiring leaders to pick up important leadership skills. The book discusses leadership styles and leadership research and shows how leadership education can minimize mistakes.

Shared Notes

If I couldn't pursue my musical passion in college, why would I pursue an education in some other area of the arts, where I had neither direct experience, passion nor skills? In the end I chose Business Studies, because it was in theory ...

Shared Notes

Martin Hayes spent his childhood on a farm in County Clare, in a household steeped in musical tradition. After a free-spirited youth, he headed to the United States where he built a career that led to a life of musical performance on stages all over the world. Shared Notes traces this remarkable journey. Picking up his first fiddle at the age of seven, Hayes learned that music must express feeling. No amount of technical prowess can compensate for an absence of soulfulness. His interpretations of traditional Irish music are recognized the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. Hayes has toured and recorded with guitarist Dennis Cahill for over twenty years, founded the Irish-American band The Gloaming, The Martin Hayes Quartet and The Common Ground Ensemble, and here, for the first time, tells his story of getting to the heart of the music.

Handbook of Musical Identities

I love musical theatre, and I love choir, but I just don't know if I have necessarily the strengths to major in music or to pursue it professionally. I've got the passion. The passion is there. But it's probably more the ability isn't ...

Handbook of Musical Identities

Raymond MacDonald is Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation and Head of The School of Music at University of Edinburgh. He runs music workshops and lectures internationally and has published over 70 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He has co-edited four texts, Musical Identities (2002), Musical Communication (2005), Musical Imaginations (2012) and Music Health et Wellbeing (2012) and was editor of the journal Psychology of Music between 2006 and 2012. His on-going research focuses on issues relating to improvisation, musical communication, music health and wellbeing, music education and musical identities. As a saxophonist and composer he is a founding member of The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra and has released over 60 CDs. Collaborating with musicians such as David Byrne, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Jim O'Rourke and Marilyn Crispell he has toured and broadcast worldwide and has written music for film, television, theatre, radio and art installations.

Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music

Rousseau speaks in the Confessions of “the taste or rather passion for music” that he had experienced almost from birth and ... During his stay With his clear 'Mamanj' Iean-Iacques pursued his growing passion as a Way of avoiding other ...

Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music

"J.J. was born for music," Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote of himself, "not to be consumed in its execution, but to speed its progress and make discoveries about it. His ideas on the art and about the art are fertile, inexhaustible." Rousseau was a practicing musician and theorist for years before publication of his first Discourse, but until now scholars have neglected these ideas. This graceful translation remedies both those failings by bringing together the Essay, which John T. Scott says "most clearly displays the juncture between Rousseau's musical theory and his major philosophical works," with a comprehensive selection of the musical writings. Many of the latter are responses to authors like Rameau, Grimm, and Raynal, and a unique feature of this edition is the inclusion of writings by these authors to help establish the historical and ideological contexts of Rousseau's writings and the intellectual exchanges of which they are a part. With an introduction that provides historical background, traces the development of Rousseau's musical theory, and shows that these writings are not an isolated part of his oeuvre but instead are animated by the same "system," this volume fashions a much-needed portal through which literary scholars, musicologists, historians, and political theorists can enter into an important but hitherto overlooked chamber of Rousseau's vast intellectual palace.

The Equalizer A Musical Method

Craig realized at an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in the world of business, and with business - communication is key. ... practicing and teaching music, and he spends his summers pursuing his other passion - fly fishing.

The Equalizer   A Musical Method

Craig Blake's method is a must-have for the serious composer, arranger, songwriter and musician. The Equalizer - A Musical Method is a new, complete and fully-functional music-writing- tool. Revolutionizing the way people approach and write music, it enables the user to arrange chords for progressions and rhythms accurately and efficiently. The Equalizer - A Musical Method is based on a system of notes, numbers and a balance-beam - ensuring total control and precision. The Equalizer - A Musical Method provides musicians with the ability to choose the right chords and scales automatically, right at your fingertips.

Rock Your Business

If music is a universal language, nowhere is it more evident than at rock camp. ... and countless others, you realize they wouldn't be where they are today without believing in their music, taking risks, pursuing their musical passion, ...

Rock Your Business

Would you like your business... ...to burst into public awareness like Lady Gaga? ...to have the long-lived success of Mick Jagger? ...to demonstrate the creativity of The Beatles? We don't normally think of the music business as a source of entrepreneurial insight, but we should. The best bands have longevity, a depth of customer loyalty, and a level of profitability that puts most businesses to shame. And what they know—about marketing, partnerships, the power of bartering, and overcoming obstacles—isn't taught in any business school. David Fishof has lived at the center of the music business for more than 25 years. From his early successes in reuniting The Monkees and convincing Ringo Starr to launch his All Starr tour, to his current megasuccess as founder and CEO of Rock ‘n' Roll Fantasy Camp™, Fishof has learned from the leading minds in the music business—and has applied this learning in one entrepreneurial venture after another. Filled with insights from Fishof's amazing exploits in the music industry and seasoned with business tips from music legends, Rock Your Business provides important and original business insights from an unlikely source—the world of rock and roll.