On 4th October 2021 Principle Investigator, Professor Lee Higgins, presented ‘Ethno Research: Understanding Youth Music Gatherings’, at an online seminar held as part of the Guildhall School ResearchWorks series.
In his presentation Professor Higgins discussed some of the recent findings of the three-year project exploring Ethno’s 30-year history. Three lines of enquiry helped shape the investigation: (1) pedagogy and professional development, (2) participant experience, and (3) reverberations (impact on people beyond the gatherings). As a collaborative team, Ethno Research has focused on the experiences people have had, with the belief that it is within the ‘stories’ of those that have engaged with Ethno, either as a participant, artistic mentor, or organizer, that the meaning of Ethno will reveal itself.
This seminar was presented in association with the Institute for Social Impact Research in the Performing Arts at Guildhall School. The Guildhall School’s ResearchWorks is a programme of events centred around the School’s research activity, bringing together staff, students and guests of international standing.