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International Journal of Community Music Call for Papers

IJCM is calling for contributions for a special issue exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The International Journal of Community Music (IJCM) is calling for contributions for a special issue exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community music sector.

Contributions are welcomed from individual community musicians and community music therapists offering considered reflections on their practice in response to the COVID-19 challenge; contributions from community music organisations on how the pandemic has affected them and their future plans, and researchers who have explored the wider implications of the COVID-19 crisis for the field. Reviews of research literature published elsewhere would also be welcome.

The special issue will appear in November 2021.

IJCM invite contributions that explore any aspect of the field. For example they  welcome papers in the following generic areas;

  • Music and informal educational settings
  • Music in areas of conflict and former conflict
  • Music and the youth service
  • Music in prisons and probation services
  • Music in health settings / Music and cultural policy
  • Music and Life-long learning
  • Genres and musical styles e.g. music-making of all kinds and all styles, listening, music technology
  • Philosophy of Community Music
  • Music, faith and spirituality

Deadline: 29 May 2021

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