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Community music: making social, community and music connections in Australia

Joseph, Dawn 2015, Community music: making social, community and music connections in Australia, in 2015 Community Music International Conference: Community Music in Theorie und Praxis, Hochschule München, Munich, Germany.

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Title Community music: making social, community and music connections in Australia
Author(s) Joseph, DawnORCID iD for Joseph, Dawn orcid.org/0000-0002-6320-900X
Conference name Community Music. International Conference (2015: Munich Germany)
Conference location Munich, Germany
Conference dates 12-14 Nov. 2015
Title of proceedings 2015 Community Music International Conference: Community Music in Theorie und Praxis
Publication date 2015
Publisher Hochschule München
Place of publication Munich, Germany
Summary Choirs are an important part of the social and cultural tapestry of any community. Participating, learning music and performing are key factors to joining music organisations such as choirs. Singing in a choir as a music activity within communities is found to be participatory and voluntary, providing an opportunity for civil expression, identity and connectedness. The focus of this paper involves three choirs from my wider research project ‘Spirituality and Wellbeing: Music in the community’ that started in 2013, in Melbourne (Australia). In May 2014, I visited three choirs for a week in the city of Warnnambool, a regional district in Victoria (Australia). I draw on Yin’s (2003) categorisation of case study methodology that is explanatory, exploratory and descriptive. I draw on observation notes and focus group semi-structured interviews to analyse and code the data using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. The findings include why people join choirs in regional towns, what they enjoyed that contributed to their wellbeing and why they want to sing about issues that make connections to social justice, the environment and the community. Though generalisations cannot be made to other towns or choirs, it is hoped that the findings may provide a vehicle for further dialogue where
Language eng
Field of Research 190407 Music Performance
Socio Economic Objective 950101 Music
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2015, Hochschule München
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079752

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