for Community Music
A global forum through which community music research, teaching, scholarship, professional practice and pedagogy can be nurtured and developed.
ICCM Conversations: Call for participation
We are running a series of online events from October to December 2020. These events will trial interactive approaches to research-focussed community music dialogue. We invite community music practitioners, researchers and students to propose a contribution. Examples include:
- 5 minute presentations
- 2 minute lighting talks
- 5 minute creative practice sharing such as a performance or recording.
Download the ICCM Conversations: call for participation to find out more about our approach and how to submit your proposal.
Community musicians intentionally set out to create spaces for inclusive and participatory musical doing.
This impulse comes from a belief that music making is a fundamental aspect of the human experience and is therefore an intrinsic and foundational part of human culture and society.
Research: Developing collaborative partnerships to increase the body of knowledge associated to community music.
Teaching and Learning: Contributing to the growth and development of community music teaching and learning locally, nationally, and internationally.
Consultancy: Bespoke consultancy for education institutions, community partnerships, charities and foundations, government agencies, and the private sector.
Community musicians work with a commitment to musical expression as a crucible for social transformation, emancipation, empowerment, and cultural capital. As a broad approach to music education community musicians place emphasis on conversation, negotiation, collaboration, and cultural democracy.
— Professor Lee Higgins, Director of ICCM
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Latest news from the ICCM
ICCM awarded research funding of $480,000
Working with global youth music non-profit, JM International, the ICCM will use the funding for a project focusing on global folk music and young musicians.