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Another Opening

Lee Higgins

in Community Music

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199777839
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950218 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777839.003.0012
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Through the approaches of practice and general dispositions toward music making that promotes people, places, participation, equality of opportunity, and diversity, community musicians challenge us to dream of a politics of, and for, a musical future that is marked with active and meaningful participation. This dream is not of a politics of sovereignty, of top down power, but rather, a politics that builds from the bottom-up and marked by impromptu improvisations, maddening refrains, and risky moments of discord. The final chapter discusses the significance of community music history, theory, and practice and offer some thoughts on the training and education, employment, and scholarship. It discusses what program of study might look like in an institute of higher education, and suggests a merging of the scholar-self and the community musician-self through arts-based research.

Keywords: arts-based research; education; history; theory; practice; employment

Chapter.  4657 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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