Articles about Case Studies

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 ...

Field Experiences Using iPads: Impact of Experience On Preservice Teachers' Beliefs
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 96-111

The purpose of this phenomenological case study was to investigate the lived experiences of preservice music teachers using iPads to engage secondary general music students in creating and performing music during field teaching experiences. Two questions guided this research study: ...

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 ...

Music Teacher Education at a Liberal Arts College: Perspectives Across Campus
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 95-108

In 2012, a committee at a small Midwestern liberal arts college, Lake Forest College, embarked on a journey to create a music education teacher licensure major. Drawing from narrative inquiry, this article reports how the dean of faculty, education department ...

"Give Me a Break - English Is Not My First Language!" Experiences of Linguistically Diverse Student Teachers
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 69-81

Today's K-12 music educators interact regularly with students from culturally diverse communities and backgrounds. Although research exists on culturally diverse students, there is comparatively little research on music teachers who do, themselves, represent diverse cultures. The purpose of this study ...

Too big for Broadway?: The limits of historical and theatrical empathy in "Parade" and "The Scottsboro Boys"
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 69-80

This article examines the concept of historical empathy through a case study of two factually based musicals: "Parade" (1998), about the murder trial and subsequent lynching of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank in 1915, and "The Scottsboro Boys" (2010), a ...

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 ...