Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals
Sirek, D. (2023). Editorial: Social Media for Good or Evil in Music Learning & Teaching. Action, Criticism, & Theory for Music Education, 22 (4), 1–11. http://act.maydaygroup.org/social-media-for-good-or-evil-in-music-learning-and-teaching
Sirek, D. & Sefton, T. (2023). Becoming the music teacher: Stories of generalist teaching and teacher education in music, before and during the pandemic. International Journal of Music Education. http://doi.org/10.1177/02557614231163266
Mantie, R., Bayley, J., Veblen, K.K., Allstaff, K., & Sirek, D. (2023). Considering musical communities online and offline: A dedication to the life and work of Janice Waldron (April 13, 1957 - November 7, 2022). International Journal of Community Music, 16(1), 113-123. https://doi.org/10.1386/ijcm_00078_1
Sefton, T. & Sirek, D. (2023). Identity, memory, and performance in the time of pandemic: A duoethnography. Visions of Research in Music Education.
Sefton, T. G., Sirek, D. (2020). Musical self-portraits and representations of non/conformity: In the music classroom with preservice generalist teachers. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 21(32). http://doi.org/10.26209/ijea21n32
Sirek, D. (2018). “Until I die, I will sing my calypso song”: Calypso, soca, and music education across a generational divide. Action, Criticism & Theory for Music Education, 17(3), 12-29. http://doi.org/10.22176/act17.3.12
Sirek, D. & Sefton, T. (2018). Control, constraint, convergence: Examining our role as generalist teacher music educators. Action, Criticism & Theory for Music Education, 17(2), 35-56. http://doi.org/10.22176/act17.2.50
Sirek, D. (2018). Our culture is who we are! “Rescuing” Grenadian identity through musicking and music education. International Journal of Music Education. 36(1), 47-57. https://doi.org/10.1177/0255761417703783
Sirek, D. (2016). Providing contexts for understanding musical narratives of power in the classroom: Music, politics, and power in Grenada, West Indies. Action, Criticism & Theory for Music Education, 15(3), 151-179. http://act.maydaygroup.org/articles/Sirek15_3.pdf
Articles in Professional Journals (Peer-Reviewed)
Sirek, D. & Sefton, T. (2023). “And the music room door was just shut”: Practicum, professional development, and possibility for preservice and in-service generalist teachers teaching music. Canadian Music Educators’ Association Journal, 64(4), 28-34.
Sirek, D. (2016). Turning toward an ethnographic approach to teaching: How ethnography in the music classroom can inform teaching practice. Canadian Music Educator, 57(4), 17-21.
Chapters in Books
Sirek, D. (2022). Singing the revo: Memories of music-in-revolution and music-as-revolution in Grenada, West Indies In C. Frierson-Campbell, C. Hall, S. Powell, & G. Rosabal-Coto (Eds.), Sociological Thinking in Music Education: International Intersections. Indiana University Press.
Sirek, D. (2021). Jump up, wine, and wave: Soca music, social identity, and symbolic boundaries in Grenada, West Indies. In R. Wright, G. Johansen, P. Kanellopoulos, P. Schmidt (Eds.), Handbook to Sociology of Music Education (pp. 153-163). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-to-Sociology-of-Music-Education/Wright-Johansen-Kanellopoulos-Schmidt/p/book/9781138586369
Sirek, D. (2021). At the panyard, in the calypso tent, on the soca stage: Exploring ‘ideal’ identity in community music activities across generations in Grenada, West Indies. In L. Willingham (Ed.), Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gaps (pp. 445-460). Wilfrid Laurier University Press. https://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Books/C/Community-Music-at-the-Boundaries