International Centre for Community Music
Ethno Music Project
We work in collaboration with global youth music non-profit, JM International, on a project focusing on global folk music and young musicians.
The purpose of Ethno Research is to explore the hypothesis that Ethno music camps provide transformational sociocultural and musical significances for those that engage in its activities.
This project brought together scholars engaged in a broad variety of research and focussed on musicians who provide active interventions within the fields of music therapy, community music therapy, community music, music education, music and health, music and wellbeing, and music and rehabilitation, in order to initiate dialogue, to identify areas of both conceptual difference and synergy, and to help develop a more holistic epistemology for this fast-emerging field.
This project looked at the the impact and benefits of shared musical experience with adults who use mental health services within Converge, a social enterprise in a university setting.
The Converge Music Research Project met the claims of the research to evidence not only that Converge Music Courses benefitted participants, but also, that there were a wide range of psycho-social and benefits of music education. Importantly, the shared music experience emerged as a key driver to support psycho- social change for Converge Music Students.