School of Music
Master of Arts in Music and Worship (MA)
Jerry L. Newman
multiculturalism, worship models, worship identity, poststructuralism, worship leading, music education philosophy, worship philosophy
Music | Sociology
Hendricks, Sandra Diana Constanze, "New Models for Worship: Music Education Philosophy in the Multiculturally Fragmented Sanctuary" (2022). Masters Theses. 908.
Worship seems to have been approached from theological and sociological perspectives but not through the lens of ideas and frameworks in music education philosophy. This study uses a survey of scholarly works to examine the influence these ideas and frameworks could have on the event of worship leading regarding changes to the agency of fragmented and multicultural worship identities. The study is based on a model of transformative historical research. It analyses ideas and frameworks of music education theory in the context of Christianity in the post-structuralist era. The results and interpretation confirmed that the application of tendential rhizomatic models would give agency to all identities in the sanctuary. This aligns with the hypothesis. The study is helpful for church leadership, worship leaders, and non-professionals who are interested in the evolution of worship in the societal context of today, with a special interest in eliminating colonial thinking patterns.