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Community Music

  • Community Musicians move in and between many diverse settings. They can be found facilitating local music activities in arts centers, schools, prisons, health settings, places of worship, music festivals, on the streets,
    and in a wide range of other community contexts.
  • As skilled music facilitators, there is an emphasis on active participation, sensitivity to context, equality of opportunity, and a commitment to diversity.
  • Community Musicians seek to create relevant and accessible music-making experiences that integrate activities
    such as listening, improvising, inventing, and performing.
  • On the whole, Community Musicians are committed to the idea that everybody has the right and ability to make, create, and enjoy their own music.
  • Contemporary Community Music settles at the nexus of music education, community music therapy, and applied ethnomusicology.