A new paper from SPARC Honorary Research Fellow Dr Michael Bonshor is out now in the International Journal of Community Music. Michael’s research considers the social benefits of choral singing, and the ways in which communities of expertise build up within choirs to increase the confidence of their members. He’s currently working on a book that will bring these ideas together as a useful resource for choir leaders, but in the meantime, here’s his article [subscription required]:
Bonshor, M. (2016). Sharing knowledge and power in adult amateur choral communities: The impact of communal learning on the experience of musical participation. International Journal of Community Music, 9(3).