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Community Music as Cultural Capital: Non-formal Music Experiences and Young People

Higgins, Lee (2016) Community Music as Cultural Capital: Non-formal Music Experiences and Young People. In: Bildiriler Proceedings: Muzed Regional Conference: Music, Culture & Education on the Silk Road. Sevda - Canap and Muzik Vakfi, pp. 27-30

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Those who are passionate about people, place, musical participation, inclusion and diversity, embrace community music. As an active intervention between a music leader or facilitator and participants community musicians intentionally create spaces for inclusive and participatory musical doing. As a form of non-formal music education musicians who work this way are committed to musical expression as a crucible for social transformation, emancipation, empowerment, and cultural capital. How can we describe the musical experiences of young people engaged in non-formal music education and what are the key features of this approach? This presentation will contextualize non-formal music education, illustrate its features through examples, and discuss why this approach is an essential aspect of music education. As a representative of ISME (International Society of Music Education) I will also place this work within a larger context and talk about what ISME is currently doing.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
School/Department: School of the Arts
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1384

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