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Community Music Network

Jennie Henley, Area Leader in Music Education
Excellence, Inclusion and Intervention in Music is an AHRC funded Research Network partnership between the Royal College of Music and York St John University.

The Research Network will bring together a wide range of practitioners and researchers, culminating in a major open conference that will launch the Music and Social Intervention Network into the wider research community. The Network runs for 18 months from June 2017.

Excellence, Inclusion and Intervention in Music will establish a global network of scholars and music educators who, through debate, dialogue and research practices, will critique the meaning of 'inclusive' and 'excellent' in the field of community music. The partnership is led by the RCM’s Area Leader for Music Education, Dr Jennie Henley (pictured), and Professor Lee Higgins, Director of the International Centre of Community Music at York St John University.

Project partners

Project team

Jennie Henley, Principal Investigator

Ruth Currie (York St John University), Network Administrator 


There will be a series of events throughout the course of this 18 month project, which started in June 2017.

Music and Ideas: What Do Excellence and Inclusion Really Mean?

21 September 2017, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music

A debate hosted by Dr Jennie Henley and Professor Lee Higgins exploring the notions of excellence and inclusion within music programmes in community and social contexts.

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Other project outputs

The project website will be hosted by the International Centre for Community Music (ICCM).


Questions about our research community and our current research projects should be directed at our Research and Knowledge Exchange Manager.

For all press and media related enquiries please contact our Press team.

Emma Hewett

Research and Knowledge Exchange Manager

+44 (0)20 7591 4734

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