Journal article

Musomagi; Artist-led personal development programmes for youth as viewed through a community music therapy lens

F BAKER, N Jeanneret, M Kelaher

International Journal of Community Music | Intellect | Published : 2017


Large (80+ participants) artist-led programmes with young people frequently take place in school settings, and the artist has limited background knowledge of those attending. This study examined the components of an artist-led programme to identify the nuanced behaviours of artists and volunteer helpers that support musical engagement, personal and social development, and promote social capital. From an analysis of videos and interviews, we examine the activities and outcomes of artist-led programmes as viewed through the lens of Community Music Therapy (CoMT). We found that the programmes were ecological, ethics-driven and participatory, and espoused activism, which are core features of CoM..

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