International Centre for Community Music
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We run a varied programme of events throughout the year which bring together an international community of community musicians.
We host regular online events through our ICCM Presents guest speaker series and ICCM Conversations, an innovative lab series trialling interactive approaches to research-focused dialogue.
Annual events include our Student Research Symposium, in partnership with Sound Sense.
ICCM: The value of critical research in developing community music partnerships
21 October 2021, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join More Music and ICCM researcher Ruth Currie as they reflect on their recent partnership-led research, 'Music for Health in Morecambe'.
6th Annual ICCM Student Research Symposium, in partnership with Sound Sense
Positionality; Role of the researcher in community music
6 December (12:00pm to 5:00pm) and 7 December (9:00am to 4:30pm) 2021
York St John University
This year's symposium will focus on the theme of Positionality. The positionality we hold plays a vital role in framing our understanding and outlook on the world in which we live in.
This theme will provide a frame in which to explore the positioning role of the community musician, as practitioners and researchers, asking questions which might include but will not be limited to:
- What effect does the defining and enacting of our role as community musicians have within our respective contexts?
- How can we critically evaluate our positionality, taking into account the specific social, environmental and political parameters within which we operate?
- How does our definition and enactment of our position as practitioners and researchers affect, for example, our use of language and communication, and ultimately impact the scope and foci of our research?