Spirituality in the Musical Experience

  • June Boyce-Tillman
Part of the Springer International Handbook of Research in Arts Education book series (SIHE, volume 16)


Religious Experience Aesthetic Experience Spiritual Experience Religious Ritual Head Teacher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • June Boyce-Tillman
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  1. 1.University of WinchesterU.K.

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