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Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2397-6721
  • E-ISSN: 2397-673X

Abstract

Aspiring popular musicians, particularly rappers, often feel unwelcome in tertiary music study. While hip hop has entered the academy through other fields, it is still mostly absent from music departments. In 2014, a rapper began studies in a small, open Bachelor of Music programme that had no coursework or specialists in this area. His course of study ultimately looked somewhat similar to other students’ but also included a blend of coursework in music technology, poetry, literature, communications and business. This action research study examines the student’s experience and perspectives as he prepared to graduate in May 2018, as well as the researcher’s experience and perspectives as his advisor and teacher. It is hoped that this study will enable institutions to better serve future such students.

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