While actively contributing to policy and curricula debates surrounding music education, our researchers are also well-published in several fields of music education research.
Research into music education concentrates on lifespan development, psychological needs theory, and skills bases and competencies for the classroom.
Our researchers regularly write for leading music education journals and have contributed to discussions in various international conferences and symposia ranging from International Society of Music Education biennial conferences to the European Conference on Musical Development.
Community service applications
Winthrop Professor Jane Davidson, Associate Prof Bannan, Assistant Professor Jonathan McIntosh and Research Assistant Professor Robert Faulkner have run ensembles to examine research-teaching and community service connections. This includes projects which explore the interface of music education and therapeutic and health benefits, such as:
- Catch Music - exploring the link between music education and adults living with disabilities
- Music Mayhem - aimed at people living with mental illness
- Making Music, Being Well - using music for health benefits.