Broadening the Voices At Our Table: Equity and Access in Choral Programs

Saturday, January 29, 2022
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


This presentation will provide suggestions for music educators interested in making choral programs equitable for all students. Participants will explore paths toward fostering meaningful learning environments for students of diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic identities; possibilities for reimagining curricular and ensemble structures; and opportunities to reduce barriers to access.

Sean Grier
Learning Objective 1
Reflect: The learner will examine social, cultural, and racial dimensions in order to consider how these components intersect with the identities of their students, the communities they teach in, and themselves.
Learning Objective 2
Restructure: The learner will explore potential ways to restructure their choral programs in order to promote access, equity, and agency within their curricular and ensemble structures.
Learning Objective 3
Remove and Reimagine: The learner will consider paths toward removing financial, communication, and cultural barriers in order to reimagine ways of broadening student and community voices in their choral program.
Target Audiences
Choral, General Education
Session Level
Elementary, MS/JH, High School
Session Type