Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet
Griffith University · Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre

PhD

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Publications (95)
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Background: This paper explores the mental health and wellbeing outcomes of a massed community choir program in Australia. Methods: This study employed a mixed methods approach. Data were collected via a survey of choir participants (N = 305), four qualitative interviews and focus groups with facilitators and participants (N = 22), and two works...
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This article examines the role that the arts sector plays in supporting and sustaining communities in one of Australia’s remotest regions, the Barkly (Northern Territory). Drawing on findings from a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project, ‘Creative Barkly’, the article outlines how artistic and creative activities in very remote reg...
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This paper offers a narrative review of existing academic and grey literature on the roles of Australian First Nations' Knowledges and the arts in regional and remote development. We do so to examine the degree to which current mainstream approaches to development are actualising international calls for “inclusive” development that accentuate “Indi...
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Although UNESCO has a stated aim to incorporate culture into all development policies, culturally integrated approaches to realising the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are arguably yet to gain widespread traction. Focusing on cultural practices relating to music and sound, this article explores the role of culture and cul...
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There is increasing recognition that the creative arts sector has a crucial role to play in supporting and sustaining communities in remote contexts. However, there are still major gaps in understanding how this sector functions in such settings, and few resources to support the design and delivery of arts research in these contexts. To help addres...
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Evaluation is a driving concern for arts organizations the world over, and a growing requirement from philanthropic, government, and corporate funders. There is increasing recognition of the need for evaluations of socially engaged arts programs to be appropriate for the communities, cultural contexts, participants, and stakeholders involved in the...
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This special edition of Music as a Global Resource Compendium is being published at an unprecedented time in history. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary, and the world comes to grips with the far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the need for music, the arts, and cultural understanding has become greater than ever. This compe...
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This article explores theatre in very remote Australia, where both academic and policy discourse have so far been extremely limited. The distinctive set of conditions that characterises very remote Australia gives rise to distinctive kinds of theatre and performance, for which there exists little documentation beyond studies of traditional First Na...
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An increasing number of creative artists, arts organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are working on socially-engaged initiatives that aim to bring about positive change in communities. Examples of outstanding arts practices can be found throughout the world; however, there are major gaps in our understanding about how this work op...
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COVID-19 has had a profound impact on how music is taught and practised, not least because the reliance of so many musical activities on physical proximity has been turned on its head. With virtual lessons and ensembles becoming the norm, the move to online has challenged music educators to consider how we might do things differently in the future....
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Music higher education institutions are increasingly recognising the educational value of intercultural learning experiences. Delivering such learning experiences in a way that provides music students with a rich cultural and musical learning experience, rather than a superficial one, can be a challenging task, particularly in the case of short-ter...
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Final report from the ARC Linkage 'Creative Barkly: Sustaining the Arts and Cultural Sector in Remote Australia' (2016-2019)
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This article explores how concepts of love, in particular compassionate love, can provide a way of promoting empathy and conciliation in intercultural community music contexts. Drawing on the work of Deborah Bird Rose and bell hooks, it considers how love is first and foremost a verb, a participatory emotion and a social practice that can both info...
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This article discusses a range of significant issues for consideration by music higher education institutions when preparing their students for a portfolio career in music. Drawing on insights from a review of literature undertaken as part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Making Music Work: Sustainable portfolio careers for Austra...
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This article outlines a framework for working with First Peoples. The framework supports respectful and mutually beneficial learning partnerships and culminates from 6 years of practice and research in arts-based service learning with Aboriginal communities in Australia. We begin by looking at synergies between global service learning and service l...
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This chapter draws on Australian and Canadian Indigenous frameworks to explore the relationship between arts activities and the social determinants of health (SDOH). It grounds these explorations in insights from two arts-based projects called Living Cultures and the Desert Harmony Festival in a remote part of Central Australia, both of which are p...
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This edited volume treads new ground in music and health scholarship by adopting a health equity, social justice and social determinants of health lens. The chapters are organised along a continuum ranging from music activities focused on individuals and small groups through to a radical reimagining of the role of music and arts at the macro-societ...
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Community music as a field of practice, pedagogy, and research is continuing to come of age. Across the world, we have seen an exponential growth in projects, courses, programs, and research over the past decade. With this growth in practice and scholarship new debates about the nexus of practice, pedagogy, research, and ethics as well as new voice...
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Community music as a field of practice, pedagogy, and research has come of age. The past decade has witnessed an exponential growth in practices, courses, programs, and research in communities and classrooms, and within the organizations dedicated to the subject. The Oxford Handbook of Community Music gives an authoritative and comprehensive review...
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Within the fields of community music and community arts in Australia, community service learning is gaining prominence as a key pedagogical strategy that connects community service with structured reflection and learning activities (Siebenaler 2005). Arts-based service learning is increasingly being used to bring together university students and co...
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Community music educators worldwide face the challenge of preparing their students for working in increasingly diverse cultural contexts. These diverse contexts require distinctive approaches to community music-making that are respectful of, and responsive to, the customs and traditions of that cultural setting. The challenge for community music ed...
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This book explores the power music has to address health inequalities and the social determinants of health and wellbeing. It examines music participation as a determinant of wellbeing and as a transformative tool to impact on wider social, cultural and environmental conditions. Uniquely, in this volume health and wellbeing outcomes are conceptuali...
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A documented history of almost fifty years and a growing internationalization and interculturalisation of community music invites a revisiting of some of the field’s approaches, ideologies, and contexts. This chapter critically reflects on historical developments and current realities of how the field is conceptualized around the globe. It also tou...
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http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9733-9780824867003.aspx Community music as a field of practice, pedagogy, and research is continuing to come of age. Across the world, we have seen an exponential growth in projects, courses, programs, and research over the past decade. With this growth in practice and scholarship new debates about the nexus of prac...
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This article explores the potential for music making activities such as jamming, song writing, and performance to act as a medium for intercultural connection and relationship building during service learning programs with Indigenous communities in Australia. To set the context, the paper begins with an overview of current international perspective...
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To view this presentation on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNH-1W2V_wc Director of Griffith’s innovative Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC), and world leading expert on community music, Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet explores how music can bring about social change and play a critical role in addressing some of the most...
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Reflection is an essential part of students’ critically reflective development within experientiallearning contexts; it is arguably even more important when working cross-culturally. This paper reports from a national, arts-based service-learning project in which students in creative arts, media and journalism, and pre-service teachers worked with...
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This purpose of this chapter is to present a range of perspectives on the broad theme of international cooperation in music education. As a collaborative piece there are six viewpoints representing the thoughts and experiences of nine people with the common thread being each an active member of an international music education commission. The six c...
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Although the value of service-learning opportunities has long been aligned to student engagement, global citizenship, and employability, the rhetoric can be far removed from the reality of coordinating such activities within higher education. This article stems from arts-based service-learning initiatives with Indigenous communities in Australia. I...
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In this chapter we focus on the importance of partnerships in arts-based service learning with Australian First Peoples and community arts organizations. Drawing on six years of our own partnership and a wide body of literature, this chapter aims to act as a trigger for further reflection on ways to engage in meaningful partnerships with First Peop...
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The core of service learning in post-secondary education is a range of partnerships between higher education institutions and communities, as co-generators of knowledge. This paper, reporting from a national arts-based service learning project involving three Australian universities, is concerned with communities of practice that influence stakehol...
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This volume offers educators, higher education institutions, communities and organizations critical understandings and resources that can underpin respectful, reciprocal and transformative educative relationships with First Peoples internationally. With a focus on service learning, each chapter provides concrete examples of how arts-based, communit...
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In this chapter we explore the concept of sustainability in relation to inter-cultural community service learning projects. We position this exploration in the context of the Australian Aboriginal communities with whom we have worked. Our work is project-based service learning, and the chapter draws together existing conceptual theoretical work acr...
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In this introductory chapter we define what arts-based service learning with First Peoples means. We then introduce the nation-wide project that has provided the groundwork, framework and inspiration for this edited volume, and outline the key concepts and considerations that have in-formed the project’s service learning programs. Lastly, we introd...
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Australian higher education institutions face increasing pressure to institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at every level of activity. In this paper, which takes as its context a three-university service-learning initiative with First Peoples of Australia, we argue that service-learning opportunities develop students who are more...
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This paper reports from a national arts-based service-learning project in Australia. Working with pre-service teachers, the paper employs the theoretical framework of sentipensante (sensing/thinking), which has been successfully used in disciplines such as policy, leadership, and communication. Participant stories reveal a network of relations that...
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Service learning is described as a socially just educational process that develops two-way learning and social outcomes for community and student participants. Despite the focus on mutuality in service learning, very little of this literature specifically deals with the intense importance of mutuality and reciprocity when working with Indigenous co...
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Abridged executive summary At the heart of this project has been the desire to enhance the way in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural content is embedded in higher education arts curricula. It comes at a time when higher education institutions are facing growing pressure to make curriculum content more representative of and respons...
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While there have been many efforts to define community music, definitions have tended to be either too specific or too general to be of great use to practitioners. Much of the published research on the topic seems to be based on single projects, often conducted by the facilitators involved. While this has led to valuable contributions to understand...
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This article celebrates the life and work of Australian musician and educator Steve Dillon (20 March 1953–1 April 2012). It focuses on the most significant pedagogical and philosophical ideas that informed his community music practice, and illustrates these concepts with examples from his work with the Sweet Freedom, Accessible Interactions, DI...
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Abstract In the twenty-first century, Australian musicians increasingly maintain ‘portfolio’ careers, in which they combine diverse employment arrangements and activities. Often, these incorporate industry sectors outside of music. This career pattern is widespread but not well understood, largely because of the limitations of existing research. Th...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the individual music research projects the authors were working on in Borroloola, Northern Territory of Australia, and the ways in which the lived and inter‐subjective concepts of sisterhood and friendship strengthened the authors’ shared experiences in the field and became the foundations of their...
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This paper explores the relationship between school music and community music in Australia. While many Australian schools and community music activities tend to exist in relative isolation from one another, a range of unique school–community collaborations can be found throughout the country. Drawing on insights from Sound Links, one of Australia's...
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In this article the author offers a personal reflection on the 12th seminar of the ISME Commission for Community Music Activity in Hangzhou, China, 2010. She gives summaries of all the presentation topics, as well as personal narrative accounts of her experiences at the seminar. These reflective descriptions bring the seminar to life for the reader...
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Navigating Music and Sound Education has been specifically written for pre-service teachers who are studying music education curriculum or pedagogy subjects. It features the voices of leading international academics in the field to illuminate issues of importance in preparing pre-service teacher education students. The engaging examples provided in...
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In this article, the author considers how music can expand the creative possibilities of autoethnography. Likewise, the author explores how autoethnography can offer musicians a means to reflect on their creative work in culturally insightful ways. To “play out” these disciplinary considerations,the author crafts an autoethnographic narrative that...
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Sound Links examines the dynamics of community music in Australia, and the models it represents for informal music learning and teaching. This involves researching a selection of vibrant musical communities across the country, exploring their potential for complementarity and synergy with music in schools. This article focuses on the most significa...
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Sound Links examines the dynamics of community music in Australia, and the models it represents for music learning and teaching in formal and informal settings. Through a close examination of six case studies, ranging from multicultural suburbs to largely monocultural country towns, from rural networks to remote Indigenous communities, this publica...
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Autoethnography is an autobiographical genre that connects the personal to the cultural, social, and political. Usually written in the first-person voice, autoethnographic work appears in a variety of creative formats; for example, short stories, music compositions, poetry, photographic essays, and reflective journals. Music Autoethnographies explo...
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The island is a powerful metaphor in everyday speech which extends almost naturally into several academic disciplines, including musicology. Islands are imagined as isolated and unique places where strange, exotic, different and unexpected treasures can be found by daring adventurers. The magic inherent within this positioning of islands as places...
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We discuss a recent peer-learning project we undertook as co-conductors of the Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra at Griffith University. Drawing on current educational theory on peer learning and material from our conducting practice and research, we explore how this approach offers professional conductors the opportunity to work together in an i...
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This book compiles revised versions of a number of the papers originally delivered at the Twenty-Fifth National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, held in Newcastle, New South Wales, between 3 and 6 October 2002. Yes Yes
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The term 'orchestral conductor' seems to evoke images of greatness, divinity, authority, power and tyranny. In the conducting profession those who have had the power to create this role have been men and, thus, through weight of historical and societal precedence masculine leadership is largely unchallenged as the norm on the podium. Renowned for t...
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Autoethnography is an autobiographical genre that connects the personal to the cultural, social, and political. Usually written in the first-person voice, autoethnographic work appears in a variety of creative formats; for example, short stories, music compositions, poetry, photographic essays, and reflective journals. Music Autoethnographies explo...
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Most of the times women are seen differently in how they look and act, and these perceptions of difference are inevitably used by the profession of a conductor as a means to justify discrimination against them. In the profession of conducting, a female must make the familial sacrifices needed to pursue this profession, as in the case of Marin Alsop...
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A modern conductor's relationship to the concept of authorship is particularly problematic when viewed from a postmodern perspective. Its current incarnation remains narrowly conceived as a didactic relationship between a subservient interpreter and his or her obedient followers, and an all-significant composer. Because such relationships have been...
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Community music is a vibrant and widespread phenomenon in Australia, enriching the lives of millions of people across the country. Over the past two years, the Sound Links project has researched the dynamics of community music in Australia, and the models it represents for music learning and teaching in formal and informal settings. Through a close...

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This project is tracking a number of general and subject-specific initial teacher education students (pre-service teachers) as they progress through their courses. Data are being collected on how they identify themselves as student teachers as they progress to recognising their professional, future selves as teachers. Also being investigated is the impact of their professional placements in schools upon the development of their professional identity as their concerns about seguing into the profession are allayed.
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Making Music Work explores the conditions and strategies needed for musicians to sustain successful portfolio careers. This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant (2016 - 2019), and is a partnership between the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University, the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, Music Trust, Creative Victoria, Culture and the Arts (WA), Curtin University and the University of South Australia.
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This is an ARC Linkage project (LP 150100522) that aims to map creative and performing arts activities across the Barkly Region in the Northern Territory, and investigate the role of arts and culture in community and regional development.