Scott Jeppesen published in “Music Educators Journal”

In their June 2017 issue, Music Educators Journal featured “Humanizing the Deities of Jazz,” an article by USC Thornton Jazz Studies alumnus Scott Jeppesen (BM ’06, MM ’08, DMA ’16). The piece explores the context surrounding the development of jazz and suggests technological resources to aid educators in their own jazz education curriculum.

Jeppesen states that “as musicians, we have been taught to idolize certain figures in music history” and that “while there is no question of their importance, the idolization of these people makes attaining what they have done difficult to grasp.” He says that providing context is the key for students to better understand how jazz music has evolved and why.

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