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The Community Music Activity Commission of ISME, 19822007: A forum for global dialogue and institutional formation

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The development of community music as a structured activity and academic discipline occurred in a variety of social and institutional contexts during the last fifty years. The International Society for Music Education, through its Commission on Community Music Activity (CMA), represents one forum in which community musicians and those interested in such activity maintained a dialogue and exchanged ideas and practices. This article documents the history of the Commission and evaluates its contribution to the emerging field of community music.

Keywords: Commission for Community Music Activity; Community Music; ISME; The International Society for Music Education

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Michigan.

Publication date: 2007-08-24

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