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date: 22 February 2020

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This article discusses the concept community in relation to the larger concept of community music (CM). It suggests that the community within community music is best understood as hospitality. Hospitality encompasses the central characteristics of community music practice, broadly understood as people, participation, places, equality of opportunity, and diversity. This does not mean that hospitality should replace the term community , but that hospitality evokes the practical meaning of community in that which is named community music . From this perspective, community can be conceived as “an act of hospitality” that runs deeply through the practice of CM, and that an acute awareness of hospitality exposes the distinctiveness of CM in music education.

Keywords: community, hospitality, community music, music education

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