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Music: Reframing the Music Classroom

A guide to resources and research in Music.

Reframing the Music Classroom: Incorporating Anti-Racist Practices and BIPOC Voices

As students, scholars, and teachers who we cite in our research and who we teach in our classrooms has the power to make and remake our fields, centering certain forms of knowledge and ways of being, and disciplining and silencing others. This practical resource guide aims to center the voices of scholars and musicians who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in our research and pedagogy. Students can explore these resources to learn about BIPOC scholars, musicians, and critical practitioners that have been underrepresented in academic music programs. Faculty can find pedagogical resources to help create anti-racist music classrooms. Please explore, cite, and recommend additions! 


This subject guide was compiled by the Reframing the Music Classroom Group, which includes students Avery Kelly and Rose-Laura Meus, faculty member Francesca Inglese, and music librarian and head of the recording studios, Deb Mandel, who retired in 2021. It was supported by a Social Justice and Anti-Racism Mini Grant from the College of Arts, Media & Design. 

Northeastern University Research Guides

RISE Abstract

Two student researchers, Avery Kelly and Rose-Laura Meus, had the opportunity to present at the RISE:2021 Virtual Expo at Northeastern University, where hundreds of researching students came together from all colleges and disciplines to share their recent work. This video was used to introduce both presenters and attendees at the virtual expo to Reframing the Music Classroom.


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