The purpose of this space is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the field of music in prisons.

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  • André De Quadros [link 1, link 2]
  • Jennie Henley
  • Mary Cohen
  • Graça Mota
  • Kirstin Anderson
  • Catherine Wilson
  • Edward Messerschmidt
  • José Fortunato Fernandes



André De Quadros talks about music in prisons

Jennie Henley, Kirstin Anderson, Graça Mota and Mary Cohen

talking at the CERM opening conference at the Norwegian Academy of Music

Please watch this video first:

Then listen to the podcast:


  • Henley, J. (2014). Musical learning and desistance from crime: the case of a “Good Vibrations” Javanese gamelan project with young offenders. Music Education Research, 0(0), 1–18. doi:10.1080/14613808.2014.933791
  • Henley, J., Cohen, M. L., & Mota, G. (in press). Musical development and positive identity change within criminal justice settings. In Rethinking education: empowering individuals with the appropriate educational tools, skills and competencies, for their active cultural, political and economic participation in society in Europe and beyond. Brussels: ACP.
  • Henley, J., Caulfield, L. S., Wilson, D., & Wilkinson, D. J. (2012). Good Vibrations: positive change through social music-making. Music Education Research, 14(4), 499–520. doi:10.1080/14613808.2012.714765