Professor Lee Higgins

is the Director of the International Centre of Community Music based at York St John University, UK. He has held previously positions at Boston University, USA, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, UK and the University of Limerick, Ireland. Lee has been a visiting professor at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany and Westminster Choir College, Princeton, USA. He received his PhD from the Irish Academy of Music and Dance, Ireland and is the President of International Society of Music Education (2016-2018). As a community musician, he has worked across the education sector as well as within health settings, prison and probation service, youth and community, adult education, and arts organizations such as orchestras and dance. As a presenter and guest speaker, Lee has worked on four continents in university, school, and NGO settings. He is the senior editor for the International Journal of Community Music and was author of Community Music: In Theory and in Practice (2012, Oxford University Press), co-author of Engagement in Community Music (2017, Routledge) and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Community Music (2017).


Lee Higgins’ published works on community music
Higgins, L., & Willingham, L. (2017). Engaging in Community Music: An introduction. New York: Routledge.
Bartleet, B.-L., & Higgins, L. (Eds.). (2017). The Oxford Handbook of Community Music. New York: Oxford University Press.
Higgins, L. (2012). Community Music: In Theory and in Practice. New York: Oxford University Press.
International Journal of Community