Community Music Today by Kari K. VeblenCommunity Music Today by Kari K. Veblen

Community Music Today

EditorKari K. Veblen, Stephen J. Messenger, Marissa Silverman

Paperback | January 24, 2013

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Community Music Today highlights community music workers who constantly improvise and reinvent to lead through music and other expressive media. It answers the perennial question "What is community music?" through a broad, international palette of contextual shades, hues, tones, and colors. With over fifty musician/educators participating, the book explores community music in global contexts, interconnections, and marginalized communities, as well as artistry and social justice in performing ensembles.This book is both a response to and a testimony of what music is and can do, music's place in people's lives, and the many ways it unites and marks communities. As documented in case studies, community music workers may be musicians, teachers, researchers, and activists, responding to the particular situations in which they find themselves. Their voices are the threads of the multifaceted tapestry of musical practices at play in formal, informal, nonformal, incidental, and accidental happenings of community music.
Kari K. Veblen is assistant dean of research and associate professor of music education at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at University of Western Ontario, Canada. A musician and educator, Dr. Veblen studies international trends in Community Music and writes on the intersections of music, education, the arts, and society and pursues a...
Title:Community Music TodayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.95 × 7.03 × 0.78 inPublished:January 24, 2013Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOREWORD Lee HigginsLIST OF FIGURES Chapter 1. The Tapestry: Introducing Community Music Kari VeblenSection I: COMMUNITY MUSIC IN GLOBAL CONTEXT Chapter 2. North America: Historical Foundations Jeff Bush, Andrew KrikunChapter 3. Community Music in the United Kingdom Kathryn Deane, Phil Mullen Chapter 4. Community Music in the Nordic Countries: Politics, Research, Programs, and Educational Significance Sidsel Karlsen, Heidi Westerlund, Heidi Partti, Einar Solbu Chapter 5. Community Music in Africa: Perspectives from South Africa, Kenya, and EritreaElizabeth Oehrle, David Akombo, Elias Weldegebriel Chapter 6. Community Music in Australia and New Zealand Aotearoa Brydie Leigh Bartleet, Shelley Brunt, Anja Tait, and Catherine TrelfallChapter 7. Community Music in East Asia Chi Cheung Leung, Mari Siobara, Christine Yau Section II: INTERCONNECTIONSChapter 8. Intergenerational Music Learning in Community and Schools Carol Beynon, Chris Alfano Chapter 9. Music Learning as a Lifespan Endeavor David Myers, Chelcy Bowles, Will DabbackChapter 10. Community Music Through Authentic Engagement: Bridging Community, School, and University Programs Sylvia Chong, Deborah Rohwer, Donna Emmanuel, Nathan KruseRineke SmildeChapter 11. Digital Community: Sharing, Teaching, Exploring Stephen J. Messenger III: MARGINALIZED MUSICS AND COMMUNITIES Chapter 12. Marginalized Communities: Reaching Those Falling Outside Socially Accepted Norms Sheila Woodward, Catherine Pestano Chapter 13. Person Growth through Music: The Oakdale Prison Community Choir and Community Music for Homeless PopulationsIn New York City Mary Cohen, Marissa SilvermanChapter 14. Reaching out to Participants who are Challenged Donald De Vito, Arthur Gill Chapter 15. Diverse Communities, Inclusive Practice Magali Kleber, Dochy Lichtenstein, Claudia Gluschankof IV: PERFORMING ENSEMBLES: ARTISTRY, ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL JUSTICEChapter 16. Community Choirs: Expressions of Identity through Vocal PerformanceSusan Avery, Casey Hayes, Cindy Bell Chapter 17. Instrumental Ensembles: Community Case Studies from Brazil and the USADon Coffman, Joel Barbosa Chapter 18. Expressing Faith through Vocal Performance Hussein Janmohamed, Cindy Bell, Mehnaz Thawer Chapter 19. Community Music and Sustainability Worldwide: Ecosystems of Engaged Music MakingHuip Schippers, Richard Letts Chapter 20. Resources in Community Music Janice Waldron, Steven Moser, Kari VeblenAbout the Authors

Editorial Reviews

This is a book to rejoice! Amply researched and balancing theory with practice, Community Music Today is a wonderfully rich contribution that illuminates the many varied ways in which community music enriches peoples lives internationally. All twenty chapters - from leaders in the field - expand conceptions of community music in ways that will both prompt you to think and inspire you to act.