I am a musicologist and educator. Social History of Popular Music is a great way to understand how and why certain styles and genres of music evolved over the last two centuries, and the impact the music has had in culture and society.
The BISC is a good place to study the course because students have an opportunity to hear, observe, and describe popular music by participating in activities in South East England. One of my favourite experiential learning opportunities was watching Flying Lotus perform at the Roundhouse—it was an exciting and postmodern-musical experience for my students!
I like teaching at the castle because the students are very keen to learn how and why certain genres/styles have developed and appreciate its longevity in musical creativity industry, culture and society.
My recent publications include:
- The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality (2016)
- The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education (2017)
For more information about me, see my website at www.shararambarran.com