Thomas Turino’s Music as Social Life: the politics of participation  is a fine example of musical scholarship and as such thought provoking. And, for me, this means that I reorder some of my conceptions of what music is, what it is for and just what is a music education. 
I often wonder to what extent music scholarship should shape the way we think about music education.
Thomas Turino is professor of musicology and anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign.
At the beginning of chapter 2 titled Participatory and Presentational Performance he writes:
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