Engaging in Community Music: An Introduction focuses on the processes involved in designing, initiating, executing and evaluating community music practices. Designed for both undergraduate and graduate students, in community music programmes and related fields of study alike, this co-authored textbook provides explanations, case examples and ‘how-to’ activities supported by a rich research base.
The authors have also interviewed key practitioners in this distinctive field, encouraging interviewees to reflect on aspects of their work in order to illuminate best practices within their specialisations and thereby establishing a comprehensive narrative of case study illustrations.
"[T]angible developments [in community music] have fuelled a growing appetite for new and dynamic resources that both respond to and propel these international developments. Engaging in Community Music: An Introduction quenches that appetite in abundance. It promises to satisfy those readers seeking to develop new perspectives and insights, those seeking inspiration and frameworks, and above all, those looking to further their knowledge and practice in this growing field of community music."
—Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University, Australia
1. Music and Meaning in Community Contexts
2. Negotiated Curriculum, Nonformal and Informal Learning
3. Community Music, Inclusive, Empathetic Perspectives
4. Strategic Leadership and Facilitation
5. Mindfulness, Activism and Justice
6. Wholeness and Wellbeing
7. Culture of Inquiry
8. Careers and Management
9. Ways Forward