Investigating musical identities

Research Project

You are invited to take part in a research project about musical identities. In particular, we are interested in finding out how contemporary socio-cultural factors influence the development of musical identities in adults, and the impact this has on musical engagement. The study is being conducted by Dr Amanda Krause (James Cook University) and Dr Melissa Forbes (University of Southern Queensland). 


If you have any questions about the study, please contact Dr Amanda Krause or Dr Melissa Forbes.

Principal Investigator: Dr Amanda Krause
College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University
Amanda.Krause1[at]jcu.edu.au

Co-Investigator: Dr Melissa Forbes
School of Creative Arts, University of Southern Queensland
Melissa.Forbes[at]usq.edu.au


Summaries of the project findings will be posted here on this project webpage, when available.

We have presented preliminary findings at two academic conferences and have published one journal article so far. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

[1] Forbes, M., Krause, A. E., & Lowe-Brown, X. (2021, October 30). The impact of exposure to vocal performances on singing self-concept. Poster presented at International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS 2021). MontrĂ©al, Canada [Virtual].

[2] Krause, A. E., & Forbes, M. (2021, July 29). Socio‐cultural influences on Australian adults’ musical identities. Poster presented at the 16th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC)/ 11th triennial conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). Sheffield, UK [Virtual].

[3] Forbes, M., Krause, A. E., & Lowe-Brown, X. (2021). Descriptions and evaluations of "good singing" in the age of The Voice. Australian Voice, 22, 16-28. https://www.australianvoice.net.au/