Publications

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My research is grounded in my practice as a musician and educator.

It investigates music initiatives – schools and community music centres – in conflict-affected settings. My earlier research projects have examined refugee and immigrant children’s experiences of music participation, and cross-cultural community music leadership. I am a PhD candidate at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Howell, G. (2013). Finding my place: Examining concepts of community music as a visiting artist in rural East Timor.International Journal of Community Music, 6(1), 65-78.

Howell, G. & Dunphy, K. (2012). Toka Boot/The Big Jam: Making music in rural East Timor. International Journal of Community Music, 5(1), 27-44.
DOI: 10.1386/ijcm.5.1.27_1

Howell, G. (2011). ‘Do they know they’re composing?’: Music making and understanding among newly arrived refugee and immigrant children. International Journal of Community Music, 4(1), 47-58.
DOI: 10.1386/ijcm.4.1.47_1

Howell, G. (2009). From imitation to invention: Issues and strategies for the ESL music classroom. Musicworks: Journal of the Australia Council of Orff Schulwerk, 14(1), 61-65. DOWNLOAD

BOOK CHAPTERS

Howell, G. (2015) Music interventions: Shaping music participation in the aftermath of conflict. In Schonmann, S. (ed). The wisdom of the many: Key issues in arts education, International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education, pp. 87-92. Volume 3, 2015. Waxmann Publishers, Munich, Germany.

Howell, G. (forthcoming). Community music interventions in post-conflict contexts. In B. Bartleet and L.Higgins (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Community Music. Oxford University Press: New York.

Burnard, P. & Murphy, R. (2013) Teaching music creatively. “The flexible score”, “Alphabet Dance” and “Wet/dry sounds”, in chapters 3 & 4. Routledge: London.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS & PRESENTATIONS

Howell, G. (2013). The place for music in post-conflict contexts. Paper and symposium (Panel Chair) at the International Music Council’s 5th World Forum on Music: Sustaining Music, Engaging Communities. Brisbane, Australia.

Howell, G. (2013). Community music and community music therapy in conflict-affected settings: Rebuilding health, hope, and community. Paper presented at the 39th Australian Music Therapy Assocation National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Howell, G. (2013). Writing a song together: Examining group composing in cross-cultural contexts. Paper presented at the 1st Asia-Pacific Community Music Network conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Howell, G. (2012). The right to play: A children’s composition project in Timor-Leste (East Timor). Paper presented and published in the proceedings of the 30th International Society for Music Education, Thessaloniki, Greece. DOWNLOAD

Howell, G. (2012). Outside in: Finding my musical community in rural East Timor. Paper presented and published in the proceedings of the XIIIth ISME Community Music Activity Seminar, Corfu, Greece. DOWNLOAD

Howell, G. (2012). The practitioner as foreigner: Challenges and dilemmas in cross-cultural music projects. Paper presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Cultural Diversity in Music Education, Singapore. DOWNLOAD

Howell, G. (2010). Languages, layers and change: Newly-arrived children as research participants. Paper presented at the Tenth International Conference on Cultural Diversity in Music Education, Sydney, Australia. DOWNLOAD

Howell, G. (2010). “Do they know they’re composing?”: Music making and understanding among newly-arrived immigrant and refugee children. Paper presented at the XIIth ISME Community Music Activity Seminar, Hangzhou, China. DOWNLOAD

Howell, G. (2010). When music speaks all languages: An inclusive music pedagogy for refugee and immigrant children. Paper presented at the 29th International Society for Music Education, Beijing, China. DOWNLOAD

Howell, G. (2009). How do newly-arrived and refugee children perceive music-learning? A summary of three children’s descriptions. Paper presented at the XVII National Conference, Australian Society for Music Education, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. DOWNLOAD

SYMPOSIA AND COLLOQUIA

Howell, G. (2014). Music, war, and community. Melbourne Recital Centre.

Howell, G. (2012). Sound beginnings, strong connections: Music in the lives of young refugees and immigrants. Presented at the 30th International Society for Music Education, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Howell, G. (2012) Musician, facilitator, educator: What’s in a name? New Professionals Special Interest Group, chaired by Alex Ruthmann. Presented at the 30th International Society for Music Education, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Howell, G. (2011) Four months of music in East Timor. Presentation at the Artistic and Creative Education Colloquia series, Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

MAINSTREAM ARTICLES

Howell, G. (2014). Development must embrace the dynamic form of culture. In Media Asia, 41(4), pp. 316-319.

Howell, G. (2014). To have sustainable development, we need to consider culture. In The Conversation, October 13, 2014. (Read it here).

Howell, G. (2013). Inspiring: An ArtPlay Artist Essay. Melbourne: City of Melbourne. (Read it here).

Howell, G. (2012). Community music in East Timor. Music Education Singapore, Sept-Dec 2012, Issue 3.

Howell, G. (2011). Informal learning on a Timorese veranda (Music education around the world, 19th in a series on advocacy). International Society of Music Educators newsletter, April-May 2011.

Howell, G. (2010). Music and Wellbeing. In Creating for Wellbeing. Festival for Healthy Living publications: Melbourne. (Read it here).

Howell, G. (2005). Blissed out with Brett: Taking the music beyond the stage. Music Forum 11(4), 12-13. Music Council of Australia: Sydney.

Howell, G. (2003). No such thing as wrong notes: Melbourne Symphony’s Close Encounters Program. Music in Action 1(1), 36-39.

WORKSHOPS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Howell, G. (2009). Lingua Franca: A music pedagogy for newly-arrived and refugee students. Workshop presented at the XVII National Conference, Australian Society for Music Education, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Howell, G. (2005) Beyond the concert platform: Creative engagement with repertoire. Poster presented at the National Symposium on Education and the Arts, Melbourne, Australia.

TEACHING RESOURCES

Howell, G. & Armstrong, K. (2010) Thinking About Forever… Teacher Resource Pack with notes on composing and choreography related to the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Thinking About Forever project.

Howell, G. (2009). Alphabet Dance. The Song Room online resources

Howell, G. (2003). Editor, MSO Teaching Kit

Howell, G. (2002). Author, Student Project Materials, Next Wave Festival