Dawn T. Corso

Dawn T. Corso
The University of Arizona | UA · Fred Fox School of Music

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Dawn T. Corso is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Ethnomusicology and serves as the current Coordinator for the Music Education Area at the University of Arizona's Fred Fox School of Music. Corso holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in educational psychology with a concentration in music education and ethnomusicology and undergraduate degrees in ethnomusicology and anthropology. She continues to investigate multicultural music education and its definition and purpose, especially regarding epistemology, cognition, and philosophy, and studies cultural processes of learning traditional musics and the translation of vernacular practices into formalized music education settings. She focuses on the traditional musics of Ireland and Shona mbira dzavadzimu music of Zimbabwe.

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Publications (9)
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This article reflects on the importance of culturally and historically embedded learning processes and teaching practices in music traditions framed by the personal experience of the author attempting to negotiate Irish uilleann piping. Its purpose is to underscore the importance of preserving those aspects for the benefit of understanding broader...
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The following lesson is an example of how to begin a unit of study on cultural universals through the accessibility of quality literature. Be My Neighbor (2004) by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko is an NCSS Notable Book (2005) that attempts to bring the world closer to readers' homes and lives through the theme of being a neighbor to people around the...
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The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe and analyze the musical content and learning processes apparent among African-American children in Tucson, Arizona. A group of girls participating in a summer program offered at a city neighborhood center quickly became the focus. The theoretical issues and conceptual frameworks for the research...
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The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe and analyze the musical content and learning processes apparent among African-American children in Tucson, Arizona, in two settings—an out-of-school summer program and an in-school student-focused musical activity period. Of primary interest were how African-American children demonstrated musica...
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Symbolism and meaning-making are critical aspects of music education, to be sure. If an objective of music education is cultural understanding, it is vital that musical processes, not just musical products, be investigated. Carolyn Livingstone's discussion is one that provides a foundation for doing so in relation to American country music.
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This study concerns the ideas and practices of general music teachers regarding multiculturalism in elementary music education, specifically, general music educators in the public schools of Champaign County, Illinois. Data were collected by mailed, open-ended questionnaires completed by the general music teachers from 11 of the existing 37 schools...
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This study was concerned with the ideas and practices of general music teachers regarding multiculturalism in elementary music education, specifically, general music educators in the public schools of Champaign County, Illinois. Data was collected by mailed, open-ended questionnaires completed by the general music teachers from 11 of the existing 3...