Motivation and place: Music participation in rural Australia

Amelia Gallina, PhD

This is a study examining the motivation to participate in instrumental music. Data was collected via a three-stage process involving a questionnaire, observation and interview, which were tested through a pilot study conducted at a P-12 College. Findings examined links between Kokotsaki and Hallam’s (2007) three categories of music participation (as a musical act, as a social act and personal motivation) and Kudryavtsev, Stedman and Kransny’s (2012) model of place.


  • Associate Professor Neryl Jeanneret
  • Professor Susan Wright