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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Resources on Understanding POC Choral Music

Books by Dr. Raymond Wise, including Defining African American Gospel Music by Tracing Its Historical and Musical Development from 1900 to 2000; Vocal Training for the Gospel Singer; Worship and Music in the African American Religious Experience, and more.
Link: https://raiseonline.com/course-text-books
Dr. Gregiary Bledsoe and Dr. Sonya White Hope – Engaging an Africentric Paradigm
Link: https://www.sankofasongs.org/articles/africentricparadigm
M. Roger Holland II – "Performing Religious Music of the African American Experience," in The Choral Journal, June & July 2021

Upcoming Events with a Focus on Underrepresented Choral Artists

“Resilience” – a digital choral experience with music, words and art. Performed by The Washington Chorus, Conductor Dr. Eugene Rodgers, Violinist Akemi Takayama, and Pianists Lara Downes and Dr. Rollo Dilworth. Premieres online Friday, June 11, and available on demand through June 30
Link: https://thewashingtonchorus.org/experience-blog/2021/3/29/resilience?fbclid=IwAR1BULBi3Lj4pWFDQye7YNOhEIhhdzli7eQCt1ReDaxAJVGLgX38WWjRzPE
National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. – Virtual 2021 Convention, July 11-13
Link: https://www.nanm.org/convention?fbclid=IwAR26cUdtkbLc56q5_lnoDTx-Q5fnzsol_hoWJMHLJZGvXMoyI8aPBRQ1lWY

Other DEI/Representation Resources

Resources on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access and Belonging, compiled by Dr. Derrick Fox: https://www.drderrickfox.com/diversity-resources?fbclid=IwAR0Uf2wwmELH3dPIeGJA6WU8r3Ay_nzdmgoeESUBNvrukEg4TVTF-wBKN1o
ACDA Western: DEI Virtual Series on Choral Mentorship: Culturally Responsive Approaches
Link: https://www.facebook.com/acdawestern/videos/529493318436404
Karen Howard’s article: "Cultural Appropriation Versus Cultural Appreciation" in the Music Educators Journal, March 2020
Alison M. Reynolds’ and Diana R. Dansereau: Promoting Equity, Community, and Culture among Our Young Musicians - NAfME
"Part 1: Music Engagement Connecting Research with Practice"
Link: https://nafme.org/promoting-equity-community-and-culture-among-our-youngest-musicians-part-1/?fbclid=IwAR20YuFRuQjand7FWQSKBHC1D_tNiqgl1MLi2yDsCe2k9292Mqb7VBzB200
"Part 2: Six Strategies for Selecting or Adapting Approaches and Music Material"
Link: https://nafme.org/promoting-equity-community-culture-youngest-musicians-part-2/