International Journal of Community Music

Encouraging 'Dependence' in adult concert band settings
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 207

Debbie Rohwer started the Denton New Horizons Band in 1998 and over the years she has reflected on adult music education, and also completed research studies about which instructional techniques might work best for adult learners. The following article is ...

Older people's motivations for participating in community singing in Australia
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 191-206

The aim of this project was to investigate the motivations of older people who regularly attend community singing groups in Australia. Four focus group interviews were conducted with 64 participants belonging to three community singing groups. Participants explained their motivation ...

Hospitality in multicultural choral singing
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 171-190

According to Higgins, hospitality is the central characteristic of community music. This article discusses how hospitality is expressed in so-called 'multicultural choirs'--which exist in several Norwegian cities--and the impact, if any, such hospitable musical and social environments have on members ...

Musical activity across the lifespan as it contributes to quality of life
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 157-170

As the baby-boomer generation ages, attention to maintaining quality of life is receiving renewed attention. Involvement in social activity, including the performing arts, is increasingly seen as offering opportunities for meaningful social engagement as well as promoting physical and emotional ...

'Everyone's magical and everyone's important': Karaoke community and identity in an Aamerican gay bar
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 135-156

Although community music activities can take many forms, a 'participatory ethos' is central to most community music endeavours. Karaoke singing, the practice of public singing to an accompaniment track, which on the surface appears to emphasize solo performance, has the ...

Performing freedom: The role of music-making in creating a community in asylum seeker detention centres
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 121-134

This article puts forward a reimagining of the concept of community in an immigration detention centre that emerged from the creation of cultural and performative spaces. It is argued that conceptualizing immigration detention centres as accidental communities can contribute to ...

Developing community music in Germany: The journey to this journal issue
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 99

Although community music is slowly gaining popularity in Germany, it is still largely unknown, both as a term and as a concept of practice. Consequently, it has so far been understudied: there has been no primary research to specifically explore ...

Music-making and the master-pupil tradition in teaching: The current state of music education in Germany and Community Music
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 83-98

The present article considers the (non-)relationship of German educational institutions with the field of community music, a field of work currently without an independent designation in Germany. Beginning with the philosophies of its Musikschulen and Musikhochschulen, the article goes on ...

Blank spaces: In search of community music in Germany
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 77-82

In light of the scarcity of the term 'community music' (CM) within German academic discourses, this article tries to unfold probable reasons for this from the viewpoint of music education. It questions the accuracy of previous statements on the relevance ...

DrumPower--music for a better community in the classroom: Group music therapy programme for violence prevention, social integration and empowerment in schools--suggestions from Community Music Therapy approaches
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 65-76

Prevention of violence is one of the major social responsibilities of the twenty-first century, requiring effective preventative measures at many levels. Music as a non-verbal and emotive medium provides general and specific means for promoting aggression regulation, social integration and ...

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The International Journal of Community Music publishes research articles, practical discussions, timely reviews, readers' notes and special issues concerning all aspects of Community Music. The editorial board is composed of leading international scholars and practitioners spanning diverse disciplines that reflect the scope of Community Music practice and theory.

Publisher Intellect
ISSN (Print) 1752-6299
ISSN (Online) 1752-6302
Year started 2008
Indexed 213 articles
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