jashen edwards

University of Guelph

jashen’s research centres around students’ sonic lifeworlds—sound currents streaming at home, school, on the streets and cyberspace—examining how sonic encounters may be a conduit and catalyst for creative critical consciousness. Drawing upon the fields of archaeoacoustics, sound studies, and sensuous scholarship, his work seeks to draw connections between music education and social justice arts education through the phenomenon of sound.

He has worked in PK-12 schools, colleges and universities, juvenile detention centers and homeless shelters in San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Berlin, Deutschland and London, ON. jashen has published and presented his research internationally and is co-founder of Sound, Meaning, Education (SME). Presently, jashen is a in post-doctoral fellow at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI). He has earned a Ph.D. in music education from Western University, an MA in music education from Northwestern and a BA in music (composition) from the University of California, Berkeley.