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Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Dr Brydie-Leigh Bartleet is a Senior Lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. She is Deputy Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, convenor of the Music and Communities Strand and convenor of the Bachelor of Music Honours Program. Her current research includes an Australia Research Council funded project Captive Audiences (2012-2013), which explores performing arts rehabilitation programs in prisons. Prior to this she worked on the Australia Research Council funded project Sound Links (2007-2008), which was one of the largest studies into community music in Australia. She is also Project Leader of an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching funded project Enhancing Indigenous Content in Performing Arts Curricula Through Service Learning with Indigenous Communities (2011-2013), which focuses on community service learning with universities and Indigenous communities. Recently she was awarded a Visiting Fellowship from the University of Cambridge to work on a new Commonwealth intercultural arts project in 2013. In recent years she has secured over half a million dollars worth of competitive grants, and has over 90 publications on topics such as community music, intercultural arts projects, service learning, conducting practice and music autoethnography. Dr Bartleet also serves on a range of international and national boards, including the International Society for Music Education’s Community Music Activities Commission, the Board of the Music Council of Australia (MCA), the editorial board for the International Journal of Music Education — Practice and the International Journal of Community Music, and the Asia Pacific Community Music Network to mention a few. As a community music facilitator Dr Bartleet has conducted bands, orchestras, choirs, and jazz ensembles from Australia, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan.

Community Music: Australia’s “Unsung Hero”

The Sound Links Project The Sound Links case studies Dandenong Ranges, Victoria Albany, Western Australia McLaren Vale, South Australia Fairfield, New South Wales Booroloola, Northern Territory Inala, Queensland The Sound Links survey Significant Sound links findings Recommendations The Book Author

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