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Helpful Decolonising Resources for Music Teachers

Updated: Aug 5

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Decolonise The Curriculum - Music | Jimmy Rotherham

https://theteacherist.com/2020/05/03/decolonise-the-curriculum-music/


The Racial Politics of Music Education | Ethan Hein

http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2020/the-racial-politics-of-music-education/


What Can Music Teachers Do for Black Lives? | Emily

http://www.rebelmusicteacher.com/blog/2020/5/30/what-can-music-teachers-do-for-black-lives


George Floyd - We Cannot Stay Silent | Nate Holder https://theteacherist.com/2020/05/28/injustice-we-cannot-stay-silent/


Facilitating musical learning in Scottish Primary Schools: an interview-based study of generalist primary teachers’, primary music specialists’ and community music practitioners’ views and experiences | Dr Diljeet Kaur Bhachu

https://era.ed.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/1842/36622/Bhachu2019.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y


Cultural colonialism, academic rigor, or both? A study of ABRSM examinations in Northern China | Le Zhang

http://www-usr.rider.edu/~vrme/v34n1/visions/Zhang_ABRSM_Examinations.pdf


The Flute is Not a Woodwind Instrument: Re-imagining and Challenging the Western Instrument Families | Steve Giddings

https://stevesmusicroom.wordpress.com/2020/06/28/flute-is-not-a-woodwind-instrument-re-imagining-challenging-western-instrument-families/?fbclid=IwAR0eDdsvn5zMaqDwcBvA0uWbZXvXFsUuSXIAKnI3CRJdIKLxBiknJ5DFOLk


An Open Letter on Racism in Music Studies | Danielle Brown

https://www.mypeopletellstories.com/blog/open-letter?fbclid=IwAR3XGrhGPBVyFKq7wFALOC57VHIrpb4VW5_eOcYzRBzdi9Hc-usJDMDNMVQ


A Guide to Coded Language in Education Vol. I & II

https://classtrouble.club/blogs/resonance-archives/a-guide-to-coded-language-in-education-vol-i?fbclid=IwAR0qawbSsERXt5_UxjevdlF4cKjpdYA9UJbeyoIOvSB_KDz7c8TzQ0dEOMg


Music Theory and the White Racial Frame | Philip A. Ewell

https://mtosmt.org/issues/mto.20.26.2/mto.20.26.2.ewell.html?fbclid=IwAR3NtXn6kNy34f-SqKJ6rCkFrE5MS93CQ3y9QUdWEakbKZ5zm0cOicjFiVI


Dinah, Put Down Your Horn: Blackface Minstrel Songs Don’t Belong in Music Class | Dr. Katya Ermolaeva

https://gen.medium.com/dinah-put-down-your-horn-154b8d8db12a


Choral Composers Recommended on DTMR | Kelsey Millerschin Gamza

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V8xcAZRQ8gzEdOUNKkS2OUhLTz4WpbPdWGKsnvYRid4/edit?fbclid=IwAR2H0Lm1RsliAK9pJEl4i1ZS8e8lf85xAu8H3FqQS962npYzralCco293s8#gid=0


Decolonizing music education: Moving beyond tokenism | Juliet Hess

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0255761415581283


Stormzy vs Mozart vs Music Education | Max Wheeler

https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/stormzy-vs-mozart-vs-music-education


Being a Black Ph.D. Student Following George Floyd’s Murder | Clifton Boyd

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/06/11/black-phd-student-describes-having-balance-his-career-prospects-responding-racial?fbclid=IwAR3W9SoAtnj_kdCdV82k22NdjG4yBm9NoMWUvruZccgY0psTH1Bp5sV7fbE


Race, Blacksound, and the (Re)Making of Musicological Discourse | Matthew D. Morrison

https://online.ucpress.edu/jams/article/72/3/781/107058/Race-Blacksound-and-the-Re-Making-of-Musicological


Race and early European music (Open Resource) | Dr Joseph W. Mason

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YtvXXzppkPHvbEnzng2lQdDiL6EIiWDmeGUy-IXuhMg/edit#heading=h.lquawh897zc9


Non-European musical cultures before 1600 (Open Resource) | Dr Joseph W. Mason

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LquYoVb4sfRRyiDLINrRzgLrMhKaPiT1VqJ43NeHfIE/edit


Trombone players: It’s time to bury Henry Fillmore’s “Lassus Trombone.”

https://thelasttrombone.com/2020/06/28/trombone-players-its-time-to-bury-henry-fillmores-lassus-trombone/?fbclid=IwAR0wHyfMadbacopxUY78b0TqWAhJZt0-cCt7sImFzj6rvc0Mbdo_AO04c0c


Sounds Like... Black Music Matters | Yorkshire Youth & Music

https://www.yym.org.uk/blog/sounds-like-black-music-matters


Was Beethoven Black? Probably Not, but These Unsung Composers Were

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/was-beethoven-black-and-why-might-be-wrong-question-ask-180975159/


Black Women Composers in Chicago: Then and Now | Helen Walker-Hill

https://www.jstor.org/stable/779279?seq=1


Debussy’s Cakewalk. Race, Modernism and Music in Early Twentieth-Century Paris | James Deaville

https://revuemusicaleoicrm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/RMO_vol.2.1_Deaville.pdf


Accessing the Inside of the Tent: The Optics of Inclusivity in Music Education | Christopher Mena

https://medium.com/@christopher.r.mena/accessing-the-inside-of-the-tent-the-optics-of-inclusivity-in-music-education-eb140a1f46e7


Equity in Music Education: Exclusionary Practices in Music Education | Jacqueline Kelly-McHale

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0027432117744755?journalCode=mejc


Activities that Promote Racial and Cultural Awareness | Barbara Biles

https://www.pbs.org/kcts/preciouschildren/diversity/read_activities.html


Diversifying through decolonising at UK conservatoires

https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/classical_music/problematising-the-future-of-uk-music-conservatoires-diversifying-through-decolonising/


'We must channel the energy and pain that is being expressed right now': Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE on time for action on diversity in classical music | Chi-chi Nwanoku

https://theartsdesk.com/classical-music/we-must-channel-energy-and-pain-being-expressed-right-now-chi-chi-nwanoku-obe-time


Teaching Music History – Without the Lies | Chris Woods

https://chriswoodsgroove.co.uk/blog/




Christopher Emdin https://twitter.com/chrisemdin

Ethan Hein https://twitter.com/ethanhein

Dr Diljeet Kaur Bhachu https://twitter.com/DiljeetB_Flute

Emily https://twitter.com/rebelmusicteach

Travis G-Zinnel https://twitter.com/traviszinnel

Timothy Jones https://twitter.com/tdj6899

Joe Guarr https://twitter.com/jguarr

Institute For Composer Diversity https://twitter.com/ComposerProject

Cassie Kinoshi https://twitter.com/CassieKinoshi

Max Wheeler https://twitter.com/MaxWheeler

Dr Anna Bull https://twitter.com/anna_bull_

Daniel Green https://twitter.com/DanielGreen9

Dr Kira Thurman https://twitter.com/kira_thurman

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Music Studies https://twitter.com/EDIMusicStudies

BRITISH BLACK MUSIC https://twitter.com/BBMBMC

Black Music Research https://twitter.com/cbmrccc



Music by Black Composers - MBC

https://www.facebook.com/musicbyblackcomposers/photos/avril-coleridge-taylor-1903-1998-was-an-english-pianist-conductor-and-composer-a/674333289396876/



Black Lives Matter, Music Ed, and Current Discourse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuLfTL7Ykwc&feature=youtu.be


Reality Pedagogy: Christopher Emdin at TEDxTeachersCollege

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y9tVf_8fqo


Decolonising Music Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JZcLs3eV7U&t=1s


61 Black Composers: Solo Piano Works

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqHFh54O-uD-RppjTPj9Ag36VSboiPQso&fbclid=IwAR34EiAeZ6Kbzr-24m2NWv6mAPT9c3BApVJkrUmhzNHKJTGQTJEWa9LZuW4&app=desktop


The REAL Origin Of The Song "Funga Alafia" - Hint It Isn't A Liberian Song, Or A Nigerian Song, Or A Traditional African Song

https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-real-origin-of-song-funga-alafia.html?fbclid=IwAR0dyuHEnmpGEufErzjO4nVuTSGuLJtSqRtrvbez3Z0BlKmI1e-4CiESwcE


Racism in music industry: Robert Glasper shows racial inequality in music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiVLZGYJwUE


Prof. Shirley J. Thompson OBE Interview | Identity & Aesthetic: Five British-Caribbean Composers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzTqBlGfbdk


Composer Eleanor Alberga on race in classical music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-37709257/composer-eleanor-alberga-on-race-in-classical-music



Pod The Score - Ep.34 White Fragility In Music Education

http://podthescore.buzzsprout.com/493009/3992723-ep-34-white-fragility-in-music-education


Music and Peacebuilding - Ep. 8 Decolonizing the Music Room with Brandi Waller-Pace

https://www.musicpeacebuilding.com/ep8-decolonizing?fbclid=IwAR0I-1B3WLrg-SkZA8EkIaSKwLghU_Z6I255IyBvt9e0pUwP0FZBHOXz-ms


A Racist Music | Errolyn Wallen | BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bmrr?fbclid=IwAR0elFkUXdjmeftzXL0HZlw3NKAMHGvn7TzFogobFNjuoBMsYkHtD3r2c0M

Music Matter

Race, equality and classical music | BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000kv61


Music Schools and White Supremacy with Loren Kajikawa

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1114601/4700222?fbclid=IwAR0VzVe_Eq9_z6WpCFXmtDXGjUsIAEC-r4tAEKkXO29PFubElUUIYN5-zfM




For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education (Race, Education, and Democracy) - Christopher Emdin


Blues People: The Negro Experience In White America And The Music That Developed From It - LeRoi Jones


John Coltrane & Black America's Quest For Freedom - Leonard L. Brown


Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital - Lloyd Bradley



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