Executive Board Member: International Society of Music Education (elected 2012)
Board Member: International Society of Music Education (elected 2010)
Chair for the International Society of Music Education’s Commission for Community Music Activity (2006-08) Commission for Community Music Activity
Commissioner (2002 – 2010)
The Commission for Community Music Activity is one of seven ISME commissions.
- We believe that everyone has the right and ability to make, create, and enjoy their own music. We believe that active music-making should be encouraged and supported at all ages and at all levels of society. Community Music activities do more than involve participants in music-making; they provide opportunities to construct personal and communal expressions of artistic, social, political, and cultural concerns. Community Music activities do more than pursue musical excellence and innovation; they can contribute to the development of economic regeneration and can enhance the quality of life for communities. Community Music activities encourage and empower participants to become agents for extending and developing music in their communities. In all these ways Community Music activities can complement, interface with, and extend formal music education structures.