Section I - The Past is Our Future / The Past is Not Our Future
Place of Publication
London, Ontario Canada
music, music education, access, policy, popular music, curriculum, ensembles, multi-musicality, Estelle Jorgensen
This chapter describes policy mechanisms that can be revised to support “music making by all.” Aguilar starts with the normative claim that engagement in music education in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions should encompass opportunities for a range of music-making experiences, especially those experiences that may be ignored or marginalized because of the traditional structure of post-secondary institutions. Broadening choices for musical engagement may provide greater relevance, as well as increased access and participation in learning music by all and for all.
Citation of this paper:
Aguilar, C. E. (2019). The pursuit of happiness: Music access in 21st century America. In R. E. Allsup & C. Benedict (Eds.), The road goes ever on: Estelle Jorgensen’s legacy in music education (pp. 37-49). London, Ontario: Western University. https://doi.org/10.5206/q1144262.jorgensen.2019.ch04