The digital ‘turn’ in music education (editorial)

Camlin, D. A. and Lisboa, T. (2021) The digital ‘turn’ in music education (editorial). Music Education Research, 23 (2). pp. 129-138. ISSN 1461-3808 (print) 1469-9893 (online)

Abstract

The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted music education across the world, resulting in radical changes to the field of practice, accelerating a ‘turn’ toward online digital musical experiences. This digital ‘turn’ is likely to influence the future of music education in a variety of complex and inter-connected ways. In this special issue, we explore the implications of such a ‘turn’ for music educators and their students / participants, and highlight some of the ways in which music researchers and educators have responded to the crisis. We hope these narratives will help illuminate some of the ways in which music education might recover its equilibrium, as well as make a contribution more generally to the complex business of human recovery in a post-COVID world.

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