- The Oxford Handbook of Community Music
- Introduction: An Overview of Community Music in the Twenty-First Century
- Part I Contexts
- Community Music Contexts, Dynamics, and Sustainability
- Community Music Interventions in Post-Conflict Contexts
- Community Music in the South Pacific
- Community-Supported Music-Making As A Context For Positive And Creative Ageing
- Online Music Communities and Social Media
- How Ubiquitous Technologies Support Ubiquitous Music
- Music-Making Behind Bars: The Many Dimensions of Community Music in Prisons
- Part II Transformations
- Strategic Working with Children and Young People in Challenging Circumstances
- Community Music and Youth: Delivering Empowerment?
- Growing Community Music Through a Sense of Place
- Translating Intercultural Creativities in Community Music
- Community Musical Theatre and Interethnic Peace-Building in Malaysia
- Community Music Portraits of Struggle, Identity, and Togetherness
- Measuring Outcomes and Demonstrating Impact: Rhetoric and Reality in Evaluating Participatory Music Interventions
- Part III Politics
- Theorizing Arts Participation as a Social Change Mechanism
- Community Music in the United Kingdom: Politics or Policies?
- Community Music in Cultural Policy
- Rethinking Community Music as Artistic Citizenship
- The Ethics of Community Music
- Engaging in Policy-Making Through Community-Oriented Work
- Why Public Culture Fails at Diversity
- Part IV Intersections
- Community Music and Music Therapy: Jointly and Severally
- Disability Arts and Visually Impaired Musicians in the Community
- Group Singing and Quality of Life
- Community Music and Ethnomusicology
- Community Music and Rational Recreation
- Music Projects with Veteran and Military Communities
- Arts-Based Educational Research in Community Music
- Part V Education
- Community Music in Higher Education
- Models of Collaboration and Community Music
- A University Commitment to Collaborations with Local Musical Communities
- Community Service Learning with First Peoples
- Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning
- Community Music Practice with Adults
- Becoming a Community Musician: A Situated Approach to Curriculum, Content, and Assessment
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter outlines the historical and current relationship between community music and music therapy—in particular the seeming overlap between community music and the newer sub-discipline of music therapy called community music therapy. The chapter argues for a re-imagining of certain key areas of joint concern and potential linked to the broader shared agenda of working musically with people. These topics indicate a way for community music and music therapy to align and collaborate in a relationship that can be both ‘joint’ and ‘several’—ensuring that the work remains creative, effective, responsible, and professional for people and their communities.
Stuart Wood is an experienced music therapist, trainer, and researcher, currently working as research lead in East London NHS Foundation Trust and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and he is head music therapist for a large healthcare company. He is also a composer of choral music and musical theatre. His research interests explore aspects of musicality and performativity in the field of care.
Gary Ansdell is an experienced music therapist, trainer, and researcher. He is currently an associate of Nordoff Robbins, UK, where he is convenor of the PhD programme, and also an honorary professor at Exeter University. He is author/co-author of seven books on music therapy/music and health, and he is joint editor (with Tia DeNora) of the book series Music and Change for Ashgate Publishers.
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