• California All State Music Educators Conference Presentation

  • Fri, 02/21/2020 at 1:00 pm
  • Fresno Convention Center
    848 M Street
    93721 Fresno
California All State Music Educators Conference Presentation - Fresno Convention Center - Fresno

CASMEC Session: Fostering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teaching and Performance through the Lens of Social ConsciousnessHow do we create meaningful, equitable, and inclusive rehearsal and concert experiences? How do we construct concert programs that give voice to those who have been historically underrepresented? In this presentation, we will discuss strategies on how to broaden empathy in both our audience and rehearsal spaces through programming and dialogue. Topics will include resources on repertoire that empower marginalized voices, ways to re-contextualize canonic repertoire to be relevant in contemporary society, and guidelines for addressing sensitive issues in the rehearsal and concert. Panelists will share their challenges and successes in creating a more socially conscious performing experience within their professional, community, and academic contexts towards finding common ground among the diversity in our ensembles and audiences.https://casmec.org/