The Department of Music welcomes music educator Dr. Latasha Thomas-Durrell for an interactive webinar “Enacting Social Justice in the Music Classroom”.

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.

Music teachers are thirsty for knowledge about how to combat systemic issues, but sometimes it is difficult to come up with ideas in order to move in a different direction than the one in which we were headed.  With so many sources for information circulating, some feel overwhelmed about how to start.  Other teachers feel like they have begun putting new practices into place, but would like ideas for other ways they might approach enacting social justice in the music classroom.  And many teachers feel bound by their school’s covert and overt restrictive policies.  This session has something for all of these teachers.

Latasha Thomas-Durrell is currently the Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Dayton, where she teaches music education courses and serves as supervisor for music education student teachers.  her research interests include LGBTQ issues in music education, music education and social justice, and African American studies in music education.  Thomas-Durrell holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Music Education, a MM in Music Performance from the University of Central Arkansas, a MM in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a BME in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin.  Her public school teaching experience includes middle school and high school band positions as well as elementary general music.

Register for the entire series of workshops by clicking here.

Additional Webinars in this series:
Eric Whitacre – Saturday, March 20 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Dr. Nasim Niknafs – Saturday, April 17 – 11:00 a.m. EST
Dr. Lazslo Norbert Nemes – Saturday, April 24 – 11:00 a.m. EST
Franklin Willis – Saturday, May 1 – 11:00 a.m. EST

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