Communal Creativity as Sociomusical Practice

Eleni Lapidaki, Rokus de Groot and Petros Stagkos

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

Communal Creativity as Sociomusical Practice


This article demonstrates the importance of communal music creativity in music education. The first part reviews the theoretical framework surrounding the relationship between practical socialization and creativity. The second part discusses music creativity as socio-musical practice. The third part describes the creativity-based project C.A.L.M. (Community Action in Learning Music), which aims to help students enrich their experiential learning through the development of musical practices that take place in, and through, the intersection of the musical worlds of the university and the school.

Keywords: music education; communal music; creativity; socialization; Community Action in Learning Music; experiential learning

Article.  7149 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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