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Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2516-1989
  • E-ISSN: 2516-1997


This issue contains three peer-reviewed research reports, each of which employs varying empirical procedures to systematically uncover and document individuals’ stories. In addition to representing various research methods, these three studies investigate the lived experiences of different participants in early childhood music. The final two contributions in the issue have connections to the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA), the sponsoring organization of the . Included are transcripts of the two keynote addresses presented at the 2021 ECMMA convention.


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  1. Custodero, L. A.,, Calì, C., and Diaz-Donoso, A.. ( 2016;), ‘ Music as transitional object and practice: Children’s spontaneous musical behaviors in the subway. ’, Research Studies in Music Education, 38:1, pp. 5574.
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  2. Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) ( 2021), Creating Musical Childhoods, online, 28–30 June, Accessed 16 May 2022.
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  4. UNICEF ( 2022;), ‘ Music brings a note of comfort amidst war in Ukraine. ’, 4 March, Accessed 16 May 2022.
  • Article Type: Editorial
Keyword(s): children; early childhood; music; music education; stories; transitional objects
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