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International Centre for Community Music




New Voices in Community Music Research

Transform is an open-access, online, peer-refereed journal for emerging scholars working in the field of community music. Flowing from the organized and curated by the (ICCM) located at York St John University, UK, students and early career researchers make-up the editorial and production team. Transform provides its collaborators with a 360º experience of the scholarly publication process.

The inaugural issue of Transform: New voices in community music research was published in November 2018.   

Guest Editor:

Michael Bonshor University of Sheffield

Issue 1 - November 2018


International Journal of Community Music

IJCM publishes research articles, practical discussions, timely reviews, readers' notes and special issues concerning all aspects of Community Music.

The editorial board is composed of leading international scholars and practitioners spanning diverse disciplines that reflect the scope of Community Music practice and theory.


Lee Higgins York St John University/Boston University E:

Associate Editors:

Brydie Leigh Barleet Director, Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre Associate Professor, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University E:

Don D. Coffman Professor of Music Education, Chair, Department of Music Education and Music Therapy E:

Editor Emeritus:

David Elliott New York University

First published in 2008 - 3 issues per volume

ISSN: 1752-6299 (Print)

ISSN: 1752-6302 (Online) 


  • Higgins, L. (2016). My Voice is Important Too: Non-Formal Music Experiences and Young People. In G. McPherson (Ed.),The Child as Musician (2nd ed., pp. 594-605). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Higgins, L. (2015). Hospitable Music Making Community Music as a Site for Social Justice. In C. Benedict, P. Schmidt, G. Spruce, & P. G. Woodford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice and Music Education (pp. 446-455). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Campbell, P. S., & Higgins, L. (2015). Intersections between ethnomusicology, music education, and community music. In S. Pettan (Ed.), Applied Ethnomusicology. (pp. 638-688). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Higgins, L., & Campbell, P. S. (2015). Ideas for Instrumental Music Making. In S. L. Burton & A. H. Snell (Eds.), Engaging Music Practices: A sourcebook for Instrumental Music. Lanham: Roman and Littlefield Education.
  • Mantie, R., & Higgins, L. (2015). Paideia con Salsa: Charles Keil, Groovology, and the Undergraduate Music Curriculum.Symposium, 55. doi:ttp:// 


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