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Review of the Theoretical Components of Community Music Therapy  

Kang, Hyun-Jung (Music InnerPeace Studio, Korean Certified Music Therapist (KCMT))
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Journal of Music and Human Behavior / v.14, no.2, 2017 , pp. 91-105 More about this Journal
Community music therapy (CoMT) has been recently developed and expands the opportunities for music therapy. The concept of CoMT is introduced in this article, and its three attributes of community, music, and health are reviewed. This study specified each attribute of CoMT: a community (a group of people, a field where members of a group interact with each other), music (a substance of interaction, collective music-making), and health (motivation and goal of interaction, relational and social well-being). The application and interactions of the three attributes of CoMT are introduced as in the concept of community music, music and health, and community health. How CoMT can be applied to the field of music therapy is also detailed and based on the concept of CoMT and its relationship with the attributes, the CoMT was reconstructed as CoMuHeal in this study. Future studies are needed to propose how music therapy approaches can be developed to provide music for well-being and better health in the community and how CoMT can be applied in collaboration with other professional fields.
community music therapy (CoMT); review; music and health; community of practice;
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