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In Memorium, Janice Waldron

The MayDay Group mourns the passing of Janice Waldron on November 7, 2022. Janice was a member of ACT’s Editorial Board, the MayDay Group Steering Committee, and Editor of TOPICS. She was a loving, energetic, and compassionate teacher and colleague, and her academic work influenced students and scholars around the world. She will live on in our hearts and minds through her work and through the imprint her generous spirit made on all who knew her.
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TOPICS is a publication of The MayDay Group for Music Education

Interim Editor: Danielle Sirek
Production Editor: Matt Koperniak
Production Team: Matt Koperniak, Darrin Thornton


TOPICS is intended to fill the gap between music education scholarship and practice.  In particular, it focuses on the “practice” (practical, praxial, pragmatic) side of the “theory into practice” and “practice into theory” problematic by publishing papers, articles, documents, and other texts that that make a contribution to praxis and praxial theory.  Thus, the focus of such scholarly articles will be on issues of relevance to music education praxis internationally, and the intended audience will be music education students, school music, community and private music teachers, and professors largely engaged with preparing undergraduate and master’s level music education students.  These articles will also be of interest to doctoral students, who may also author them as part of their important bridging of the worlds of practitioners and professors. All articles will be aligned or consonant with the Action Ideals of the MDG, as published on its website, however, views expressed by TOPICS authors are their own and may or may not reflect the views of the editors.

TOPICS intends to be media rich and will gladly accommodate video, audio, and graphic features.

TOPICS Editorial Board

Nicole Becker – Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, US
Thomas De Baets – LUCA Schools of Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Adam Patrick Bell – Western University, London, ON, Canada
Christopher Cayari – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US
William Dabback – James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, US
Eva Egolf – Public Schools, New Rochelle, NY, US
Hildegard Froehlich – University of North Texas, Denton, TX, US
Lucy Green – Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK
Juliet Hess – Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, US
Ailbhe Kenny – Mary Immaculate Coll., U. of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Nathan Kruse – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, US
Ed McClellan – Loyola University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, US
Gwen Moore – University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Josh Palkki – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US
Lauren Kapalka Recherme – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US
Daniel Shevock – Pennsylvania State University, Univ. Park, PA, US
Danielle Sirek – Western University, London, ON, Canada
Jordan Stern – Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, US
Kari Veblen – University of Western Ontario, London, ON, CA
Juergen Vogt – University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Daniel Walzer, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, MA, US