Articles about Community Music

Community Sound Work: Music in open health settings--voice and body, inclusion and therapy, individuality and indication
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 49-64

Though Sound Work was developed in the field of psychiatry, its characteristics proved to comply widely with the philosophical paradigms of community music, a fact that encouraged the development of Community Sound Work as a new interdisciplinary and culturally sensitive ...

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 ...

'Community Music' in Germany? An attempt to untangle German and English concepts in the context of music and pedagogy
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 23-34

Which concepts come into play in the context of music and pedagogy? Why do German institutions tend to favour English terms such as 'education'? Why does a concept like 'Community Music' have no simple German translation--and why does it evoke ...

Music Geragogy, Elemental Music Pedagogy and Community Music --didactic approaches for making music in old age
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 35-48

Older people have shown a growing interest in cultural activities in recent years. In Germany, the disciplines Music Geragogy and Elementary Music Pedagogy have reacted to this trend and started to integrate the topic 'Music making in old age' into ...

The Better C: Building Community through Collaboration
Choral Journal (2016) Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 44-53

Building community within a choir can be challenging, especially when working with singers from diverse backgrounds, with different values, and from different schools. In this article we will explore the use of collaboration both as an overarching philosophy and a ...

Sociocultural work and Community Music in Germany
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 7-22

This article is based on a version published over ten years ago in the "Handbuch Musik in der Sozialen Arbeit"/"Handbook of Music in Social Work" (Theo Hartogh and Hans-Hermann Wickel, 2004). The international discourse about Community Arts/Music was then still ...

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 ...