Everybody In? Critical Perspectives on Participatory Online Classical Music Projects Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Helms, Joanna
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music, Musicology Graduate Program
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  • This thesis identifies and critiques a recent trend wherein institutions, composers, performers, and other actors within Western classical music have turned to the internet to produce musical projects that encourage active participation. I define participatory online classical music projects as a cohesive object of study and develop theories through which to understand them, exploring their relationship to traditional understandings of classical music-making and assessing the widespread claims of accessibility, both implicit and explicit, which underlie them. While acknowledging the strengths and value of the projects, I argue for a more critical examination of their claims, in part because the problems they raise are not always immediately evident. I undertake my examination through the lenses of participation, embodied and disembodied practices of performance, and an examination of representation and benefit.
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  • Katz, Mark
  • Bohlman, Andrea
  • Ndaliko, Chérie
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2015
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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