Introduction

As a scholar, my interest lies predominantly within the field of community music. Although the expression “community music” has in recent years gained international popularity, there is often a lack of clarity regarding the term. In order to navigate my inquiry I use three broad perspectives: (1) community music as the “music of a community”, (2) community music as “communal music making,” and (3) community music as an active intervention between a music leader or leaders and participants. My work moves across all three perspectives but has an emphasis on community music as an active intervention between a music leader or leaders and participants. As a result of this specialization, other areas of interest, including life-long learning, cultural diversity in music education, social justice in music education, and inter-disciplinary performance making, influence and affect my inquiry.

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