Scholars, students, in music education, music therapy, ethnomusicology and community music; Community music practitioners; Those working in Community Cultural Development and community engagement; Those teaching in community/social development.
Lee Higgins, Associate Professor of Music Education, Boston University
Lee Higgins (UK/USA) is associate professor of music education at the Boston University School of Music. He is the senior editor of the International Journal of Community Music and a past chair of the International Society for Music Education Commission on Community Music Activity. His professional practice embraces a gamut of music genres, most notably samba drumming, improvisation, pop/rock, and music technology. He has published articles in English, Portuguese, and Chinese and is the joint author of Free to Be Musical: Group Improvisation in Music.
"Higginss passion and vision, as well as meticulous scholarship, make him one of the leading advocates for Community Music today. Community Music in Theory and in Practice is a very strong contribution to the field and a valuable resource. As I write this review, I have begun to tease out areas for further dialogue and debate of my own beliefs and indeed, I think that this is the authors greatest gift." - Kari Veblen, International Journal of Community Music
Part One: Inheritances and Pathways
2. Community Arts & Community Cultural Development
3. The Growth of Community Music in the UK
4. The Peterborough Community Samba Band
5. International Perspectives
6. Illustrations of Practice
Part Two: Interventions and Counterpaths
8. Acts of Hospitality
9. Approaches to Practice
10. Face-to-Face Encounters
11. Cultural Democracy Revisited
12. Another Opening