Incorporating Anti-Racist Practices and BIPOC Voices
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.
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.
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 included 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 Northeastern's College of Arts, Media & Design.
The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute's mission is "to facilitate and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, art, culture and responsible leadership through Hiphop." Their website provides information about their activities and projects and serves as a resource for those interested in knowing, developing, building, maintaining and representing Hiphop.
I Care if You Listen (ICIYL) is an award-winning multimedia hub for living music creators. Founded in December 2010 by Thomas Deneuville, ICIYL was born from a desire to create a dedicated space for talking about contemporary classical music. ICIYL strives to be a leading advocate for artists who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in Western classical music.
A valuable list of scholarly and professional readings, many aimed at music educators, which "aims to amplify the repertoire, music, and scholarship about and by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)."
Sounding Out! is a weekly online publication, a networked academic archive, and a dynamic group platform bringing together sound studies scholars, sound artists and professionals, and readers interested in the cultural politics of sound and listening. "Every Monday, our writers offer well-researched, well-written, and accessible interventions in sound studies, directing the field’s energy toward the social, cultural, and political aspects of sound and listening, particularly their differential construction of and material impacts on variously positioned bodies."
This research guide includes resources that have been used and recommended by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students in anti-racism work, specifically in music pedagogy and performance.