It is a pleasure to announce
the publication of the Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning,
a unique new research resource that promises to attract much interdisciplinary
interest. It is edited by three scholars based in Ontario, Canada: Janice Waldron,
Stephanie Horsley and Kari Veblen.
My chapter in this handbook is co-authored
with Sean Williams, and titled
“Ethnomusicology, Music Education, and
the Power and Limitations of Social Media”. Sean and I
describe how the
fields of ethnomusicology and music education have made creative use of various
forms of social media, including blogs such as this one. Moreover, we
demonstrate how the field of music as a whole has been profoundly transformed
through recent technological developments in ways that are both positive and negative
for artists, researchers, educators, and the general public.