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Collaborative arts practice and identity: the role of leadership

Walduck, Jackie (2005) Collaborative arts practice and identity: the role of leadership. In: Odam, George and Bannan, Nicholas, eds. The Reflective Conservatoire: Studies in Music Education. Studies in Music Education . Ashgate, London, UK, pp. 301-331. ISBN 978-0-7546-5415-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84350)

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Abstract

How do musical leaders harness the individual voices within improvising ensembles to produce coherent works, whilst enabling creativity? What styles of leadership engender creative expression, and in doing so, enable musicians to identify personally with their contributions to a project? This action research project explores contrasting leadership styles as students and tutor work together to realise a "backbone" score for improvisation. In attempting to contrast directive vs facilitatory styles in my artistic leadership, I uncover an approach which plays between a focus on the whole ensemble - its performance and interpersonal dynamics, and a nuanced leadership of individuals within the ensemble, as I attempt to address with specific needs. The study reframes adopted leadership style as leadership attitude, suggests strategies for artistic leadership and evaluates the value of collaborative music and the role of leadership within it.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: music improvisation, collaborative composition, musical leadership, workshop, conservatoire, expert musicians,
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Music and Audio Arts
Depositing User: Jackie Walduck
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2020 19:09 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2020 13:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84350 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Walduck, Jackie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2603-3404
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