New Book Explores the Common Threads Woven by Community Music


Community Music Today, a new book co-published by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and Rowman & Littlefield Education answers the question, “What is community music?” More than fifty musicians and educators collaborated on the book.

Edited by Kari K. Veblen, Stephen J. Messenger, Marissa Silverman, and David J. Elliott, the book explores a variety of topics. Book sections include

  • Community Music in a Global Context
  • Marginalized Music and Communities
  • Performing Ensembles: Artistry, Advocacy and Social Justice

As with all NAfME books members receive a 25 percent discount off the list price of $90 for the hardback, $40.95 for the paperback, and $39.99 for the e-book.

Order the book on the Rowmand & Littlefield Education website. Find  more information on NAfME co-published books, which cover topics such as national standards, curriculum and assessment, special needs, multicultural music, band, chorus, general music, jazz, early childhood, history, philosophy, and symposium proceedings.


Roz Fehr, NAfME managing editor for news, November 6, 2012. © National Association for Music Education (