Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Publications of the Early Music Institute) (Hardcover)

By Susan Weiss, Russell Murray Jr, Cynthia Cyrus

Indiana University Press, 9780253354860, 406pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2010

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What were the methods and educational philosophies of music teachers in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance? What did students study? What were the motivations of teacher and student? Contributors to this volume address these topics and other--including gender, social status, and the role of the Church--to better understand the identities of music teachers and students from 650 to 1650 in Western Europe. This volume provides an expansive view of the beginnings of music pedagogy, and shows how the act of learning was embedded in the broader context of the early Western art music tradition.

About the Author

Russell E. Murray, Jr. is Professor of Music and Associate Chair at the University of Delaware.Susan Forscher Weiss is Chair of Musicology, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.Cynthia J. Cyrus is Associate Dean and Professor of Musicology at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University.