EDITORS' INTRODUCTION; SOCIOLOGICAL, DISCURSIVE AND NARRATIVE APPROACHES; DEVELOPMENT; INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES; MUSICAL INSTITUTIONS AND PRACTITIONERS; EDUCATION; HEALTH AND WELL-BEING; CASE STUDIES
Raymond MacDonald is Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation and Head of The School of Music at University of Edinburgh. He runs music workshops and lectures internationally and has published over 70 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He has co-edited four texts, Musical Identities (2002), Musical Communication (2005), Musical Imaginations (2012) and Music Health & Wellbeing (2012) and was editor of the journal Psychology of Music between 2006 and 2012. His on-going research focuses on issues relating to improvisation, musical communication, music health and wellbeing, music education and musical identities. As a saxophonist and composer he is a founding member of The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra and has released over 60 CDs. Collaborating with musicians such as David Byrne, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Jim O'Rourke and Marilyn Crispell he has toured and broadcast worldwide and has written music for film, television, theatre, radio and art installations. David Hargreaves is Professor of Education and Froebel Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton, and has previously held posts in the Schools of Psychology and Education at the Universities of Leicester, Durham and the Open University. He has been Editor of Psychology of Music, Chair of the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education (ISME), and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His books, in psychology, education, the arts, and music have been translated into 15 languages. He has appeared on BBC TV and radio as a jazz pianist and composer, and is organist on his local village church circuit. Dorothy Miell is Professor of Social Psychology based at the University of Edinburgh where she is also Vice Principal and Head of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She has worked on issues of identity, relationships and communication as they apply to creative collaborations in childhood, adolescence and amongst professional artists. Amongst her other co-edited texts are Musical Identities (2002), Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn (2004), Collaborative Creativity (2004), Musical Communication (2005) and Musical Imaginations (2012).
...the book raises many interesting hypotheses - always a good thing, as books of facts date quickly, but books of ideas inspire. * Popular Music *