As part of its Music Education Webinar series, Adelphi University Department of Music presents Beyond Inclusion: LGBTQ+ “Companion-able” Curricula in the Music Classroom with Dr. Nick McBride.

Beyond Inclusion: LGBTQ+ “Companion-able” Curricula in the Music Classroom

Initiatives to create LGBTQ+ supportive classrooms are often anchored in efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Reconceptualizing curricula to be more affirming and inclusive is essential to improving school culture for LGBTQ+ students. Using an intersectional theoretical lens, this session will explore comprehensive approaches for developing gender expansive and LGBTQ+ affirming practices in K-12 ensemble and general music settings. Drawing on a variety of instructional resources, the presenter will impart critical tools and pedagogical strategies to embrace diversity and foster LGBTQ-affirming practices in music classrooms.

The Adelphi University Music Education Webinar Series offers music educators exciting opportunities to engage with renowned experts in the field while exploring current topics in music education. All sessions will consist of informative presentations and moderated Q&A sessions.

Dr. Nick McBride (he/him) is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at The College of New Jersey and a Certified Human Rights Campaign “Welcoming Schools” National Facilitator, the nation’s most comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention and LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive professional development training program. His research interests include LGBTQ+ and gender issues in music education, music teacher education, teacher evaluation, and empathic & inclusive curricula in music education. His research appears in The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, The Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Education Research, Visions of Research in Music Education, and the Music Educators Journal. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of General Music Education and Visions of Research in Music Education, and is co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Queer & Gender Studies in Music Education from Oxford University Press. Dr. McBride holds degrees from Westminster Choir College, Northwestern University, and Teachers College–Columbia University.

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