Articles about Australia

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 ...

Obituary: Elsie Morison
Gramophone (2016) Vol. 94, pp. 125


Blitzing the Theory Blues
Music Teacher (2016) Vol. 95, No. 9, pp. 76-77


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 ...

Vocal Performance of Group Fitness Instructors Before and After Instruction: Changes in Acoustic Measures and Self-Ratings
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 127.e1-127.e8

Objectives: (1) To quantify acute changes in acoustic parameters of the voices of group fitness instructors (GFIs) before and after exercise instruction. (2) To determine whether these changes are discernible perceptually by the instructor. Participants were six female GFIs, based ...

Is Playing in the Pit Really the Pits?: Pain, Strength, Music Performance Anxiety, and Workplace Satisfaction in Professional Musicians in Stage, Pit, and Combined Stage/Pit Orchestras
Medical Problems of Performing Artists (2016) Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 1-7

Typically, Australian orchestral musicians perform on stage, in an orchestra pit, or in a combination of both workplaces. This study explored a range of physical and mental health indicators in musicians who played in these different orchestra types to ascertain ...