Navigating the Global Turn in Western Music History Pedagogy

Philip Taylor


This paper argues for a deeper understanding of the challenges posed to undergraduate western music history by an increasingly globalised higher education system. Reflecting on the experience of delivering programmes at a music conservatory in Chennai, India, I suggest how curriculum can be adapted to explore the social history of cross-cultural musical practices. A brief case study surveys the role of western music in colonial and post-colonial south India to illustrate how we might foster critical approaches to music history at a global level.

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Music history; Pedagogy; Global; India

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2039-9715/6572

Copyright (c) 2016 Philip Taylor

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