Volume 30, no. 2 is now available through Project Muse!

The issue begins with a symposium by Joseph Abramo, Randall Allsup, Cathy Benedict, and Panagiotis Kanellopoulos. These scholars present a quartet of essays that converge on the issue of music educators’ ethical obligations to resist neoliberalism, authoritarianism, and other dark forces that may inhibit humane approaches to music instruction. Kim Boeskov presents and discusses three principles of musical ambiguity that may help us to reflect on social analyses of music education. Ketil Thorgersen and Thomas von Wachenfeldt analyze important similarities between the informal education of Black Metal musicians and German and Nordic interpretations of Bildung, pointing to a potential critique of “hegemonic discourses” in music education. Finally, Nasim Niknafs reviews Lauren Richerme’s book, Complicating, Considering and Connecting Music Education (Indiana University Press, 2020), and Martin Berger reviews Juliet Hess’s book, Music Education for Social Change—Constructing an Activist Music Education (Routledge, 2019).