School of Music
Master of Arts in Music Education (MA)
Music, World, Jazz, Hip-hop
Music | Music Education
Young, Michael, "Music of the World: From Jazz to Hip-hop" (2020). Masters Theses. 677.
In this ever-changing world of popular music, we grasp hold of what we enjoy or have delight in. In this document we discuss the highlights of music from the early Jazz era to Hip-hop music in the 21st century. Within general music education we are shifting from the traditional class setting-from where the teacher is imparting knowledge to students to the students teaching students. The classroom instructor is now a facilitator. A new and exciting way for this to happen is through music and popular musics, or music that was deemed popular. Music education-based curricular materials can illustrate the social, political, and economic forces at work in the creation of many of these popular styles. These illustrations are investigated through curricular design, which focuses on the music-making processes of artists/ innovators in these popular styles. In studying the sociocultural meaning behind these styles, student music makers can apply these concepts within their own musics.