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Community music as a part of higher education: Decisions from a department chair/researcher

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The following article addresses the partners in the lifelong music cycle (school music, collegiate music and community music) and how these partners might approach music education for the benefit of music participants. While community groups have commonly tapped graduating students from public schools to feed their groups, there is a need for universities to take part in this cycle by taking ownership of community music as a part of their college music programmes. Considerations are presented concerning the structure and specific content of the curricular topics that may be needed in the preparation of future instructors and musicians in community music settings.
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Keywords: COMMUNITY; CURRICULAR TOPICS; PARTNERSHIPS; PUBLIC SCHOOL; UNIVERSITY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 July 2011

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  • The International Journal of Community Music publishes research articles, practical discussions, timely reviews, readers' notes and special issues concerning all aspects of Community Music. The editorial board is composed of leading international scholars and practitioners spanning diverse disciplines that reflect the scope of Community Music practice and theory.
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