The Ongoing Myth: Sustainable Paths for Music Education

Keynote
31 August 2017
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Is it really a myth that there are sustainable paths for Music Education at the tertiary level? There is much antidotal evidence that would argue “yes“. Many feel we are not, as a profession, on a sustainable path. But there clearly are sustainable paths we could follow. 


Unfortunately, our profession has imposed philosophical and conceptual restrictions on our thinking that keep us from fulfilling our promise of reaching as wide a swath of the young generation as possible. 


In this talk, I will attempt to examine this situation from an outside perspective and then relate it back to the field of music and offer a possible sustainable path for our profession to follow.