Negotiating individuality and collectivity in community music. A qualitative case study
Andrea Schiavio, Dylan van der Schyff, Andrea Gande, Silke Kruse-Weber
PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019
In this paper, we report on a qualitative study based on the “Meet4Music” (M4M) project recently developed at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. M4M is a low-threshold community-based program where participatory sessions dedicated to different artistic activities are freely offered to people from different social and cultural backgrounds. Our study explores how M4M promotes self-expression, creativity, social understanding, and artistic development through a number of interviews that we collected with the “facilitators”—those who help guide the heterogeneous ensemble of participants without being committed to a fixed and pre-defined teaching content. Our data focus on..View full abstract
Awarded by Lise Meitner Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: A. S. is supported by a Lise Meitner Postdoctoral Fellowship granted by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): project number M2148. D. v.d. S. is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship granted by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.