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Community Music as a Crossroads of Interdisciplinary Research and Practice

Higgins, Lee (2015) Community Music as a Crossroads of Interdisciplinary Research and Practice. In: Community Music Conference, Nov 2015, Munich, Germany. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Over the last few years community music has moved from an emergent practice to a fully fledged field consolidated through recent publications. This has given community music a scholarly arm not previously seen and as such opened the practice toward other musical domains including music therapy, ethnomusicology, and music education. In this keynote address I will consider the following questions: What makes community music practices distinctive? Why is community music important? and Why should music educators care? After situating community music within an international field of practice I will illustrate why I think community music should play an important role in music education. By describing community music as an ‘act of hospitality’ I will unravel some of its pedagogical characteristics and suggest how community music might impact music education more generally.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Status: Unpublished
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
School/Department: School of Performance & Media Production
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1389

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