Browser does not support script.

Research centres

International Centre
for Community Music

A global forum through which community music research, teaching, scholarship, professional practice and pedagogy can be nurtured and developed.

Hands of children on a djembe drum

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. 

Find out more about our online events

Community musicians intentionally set out to create spaces for inclusive and participatory musical doing.

International Centre for Community Music logo

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

Live music event in the Students' Union

Upcoming events

Hands playing a drum

Journals and publications

Band rehearsing music

Study with us


Latest news from the ICCM

Get in touch

International Centre for Community Music

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

Get directions
Cookie Settings