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Helpful Resources for Music Teachers

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

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Decolonise The Curriculum - Music | Jimmy Rotherham

The Racial Politics of Music Education | Ethan Hein

What Can Music Teachers Do for Black Lives? | Emily

George Floyd - We Cannot Stay Silent | Nate Holder

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

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

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

An Open Letter on Racism in Music Studies | Danielle Brown

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

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

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

Choral Composers Recommended on DTMR | Kelsey Millerschin Gamza

Decolonizing music education: Moving beyond tokenism | Juliet Hess

Stormzy vs Mozart vs Music Education | Max Wheeler

Classism and Racism in Classical Music | Des Oliver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activities that Promote Racial and Cultural Awareness | Barbara Biles

Diversifying through decolonising at UK conservatoires

'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

Teaching Music History – Without the Lies | Chris Woods

Contemporary Black composers you should know

Chevalier de Saint Georges x Mozart

His Name Is Joseph Boulogne, Not ‘Black Mozart’

Anti-Colonial Orchestras: A Cultural Response to Classical Music Imperialism | John Silpayamanant

Carnegie Hall | Music lessons from around the world

Music theory examples by women

12 Childhood Nursery Rhymes You Didn't Realise Were Racist