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date: 03 August 2020

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This chapter examines multiple ways in which ethnomusicologists and educators are working together to forge musical experiences and educational programs that engage children and youth in musically expressive practice. It addresses ways in which ethnomusicologists blend musical and cultural understanding into educational practice, and describes cases that illustrate facets of their linkages into, and facilitation of, community music activity as they are relevant to learning and teaching—with particular attention paid to North American and United Kingdom-based circumstances, settings, and sensibilities. The authors introduce Community Music as a professional endeavor midway between ethnomusicology and music education. Two cases of ethnomusicology in educational action projects offer documentation of some of the processes and products of more than a half-century of attention by educators and ethnomusicologists to the needs of diverse learners, and to the cross-fertilization of scholarship into practice, and of community consciousness into schools.

Keywords: youth, community music, music education, musical engagement, collaboration

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