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The call, the welcome and the “yes”: Community music and music education

Higgins, Lee (2015) The call, the welcome and the “yes”: Community music and music education. In: Music Education and Community, May 2015, The Centre of Excellence in Music Pedagogy, Lavel University, Quebec City, Canada. (Unpublished)

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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Status: Unpublished
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
School/Department: School of the Arts
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1390

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