Projects per year
Clare Hall (PhD) is Lecturer in Performing Arts in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. Her practice-based research is committed to social justice through inclusive creative arts engagements across the lifespan. Working at the intersection of music, sound and performance, her interdisciplinary research and teaching brings together over 25 years of experience as a musician, performer, and educator. Her qualitative scholarship draws on feminist and critical theory, applying ethnographic, narrative and arts-based methods to examine the intersections of gender, class, ethnicity, race and age in education and the arts.
Her first book, Masculinity, Class and Music Education: Choirboys Performing Middle-class Masculinities, is published by Palgrave (2018), based on her multi-award winning doctoral study. This work was awarded by the Australian Association of Research in Education for its excellence in educational research by an early career researcher. Clare has co-convened the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education in London 2017 and Texas 2019 and co-edited the special issue journals: Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education (2018), with Gareth Dylan Smith and 'Critical Approaches to Arts Based Research', with Anne Harris & Mary Ann Hunter for the UNESCO Observatory Multidisciplinary Research in the Arts (2014).
Clare's education work with pre-service teachers promotes transdisciplinary teaching and learning through the temporal arts and embodied ways of knowing across the curriculum. Throughout her career as a school and community-based educator, Clare taught music and movement in Australian schools from Preschool-Year 12. She specialised in early childhood and primary arts education, with a focus on children’s singing, choral conducting and string education.
Most recently, she has shared her expertise in socially engaged arts education and critical creative pedagogy working in Greece, China, Israel, and New Zealand.
Monash teaching commitment
- EDF3022 ARTS EDUCATION IN THE PRIMARY YEARS
- EDF5034 ARTS AND DESIGN IN THE PRIMARY YEARS
- EDF5032 CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR CHILDREN
- EDF4031 SOCIOLOGY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
Research area keywords
- Sociology of music education
- Cultural study of music
- Cultural sociology and sociology of education
- Gender and class issues in education
- Arts education
- Arts-based, qualitative and narrative research methods
- Diversity and Social Inclusion
- Performing arts
Drawing intergenerational connections between museum and community for health and wellbeing: Developing a pedagogy for restoration
12/06/17 → 15/12/18
Research Output per year
Research output: Non-textual form › Audio / Visual Recording › Research
Charting the past to understand the cultural inheritance of concert hall listening and audience development practicesNicholls, C. D., Hall, C. & Forgasz, R., 4 Jul 2018, In : Paedagogica Historica. 54, 4, p. 502-516 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research › peer-review
Activities per year
Clare Hall (Member)
Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and Partnerships › Consultancy