Engagement with music communities: a case study of practice in regional Australia

Daniel, Ryan (2007) Engagement with music communities: a case study of practice in regional Australia. In: Music in Australian Tertiary Institutions: issues for the 21st Century, the 2007 National Conference of NACTMUS, pp. 1-19. From: Music in Australian Tertiary Institutions: Issues for the 21st Century., 29 June – 1 July 2007, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

Tertiary music departments or schools within institutions of higher education are key exponents of community engagement, despite the fact that on many occasions these links are often informal and undocumented. While there is arguably a wealth of activity, published research that deals explicitly with this area is very limited, with few documented case studies of practice or research that underpin and/or define the nature of community engagement as a third stream activity. This paper provides an overview of the manner in which a small group of full-time staff from a regional institution have attempted to incorporate community engagement initiatives within academic workloads. It then documents a case study of practice, where one academic as researcher established a formal engagement with a key community resource in the form of an internationally renowned music festival, and which sought to establish mutual benefit for all participants. The data presented within this paper offer insights into the ways in which academics working in a regional area undertake and address community interaction, both broadly speaking and specifically through the case study analysis.

Item ID: 2151
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: music education; music
ISBN: 978-1-921291-20-3
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2009 04:42
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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