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Swijghuisen Reigersberg, Muriel Elsbeth (2010)
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Languages: English
Types: Part of book or chapter of book
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This chapter will examine recent developments in the areas of applied ethnomusicology, music therapy theory and choral education. Shifts in academic thought have led to increased commonalities between the disciplines. I will demonstrate that these shifts in thinking and practice are stimulating interdisciplinary research. I begin by looking at quotations in recent publications in the areas of medical ethnomusicology, anthropology and music psychology in order to demonstrate that a definite shift in thinking has occurred which favours applied, ethnographically informed approaches. I then examine the concept of “culture centred music therapy” (Stige 2002) and how it overlaps with an applied ethnographically informed approach to choral education and facilitation, with a specific focus on music and healing practices. This I relate to my own ethnographically informed research as an applied, female, Dutch ethnomusicologist in the Australian Aboriginal\ud community of Hopevale, Northern Queensland between September 2004 and June 2005.
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