Live Roundtable Discussions

Discussions are LIVE virtual events and will be available only on the dates and times listed below.
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Eclectic Styles Roundtable:
Why embracing eclectic styles makes the orchestra curriculum more robust and welcoming to all
Thursday, March 4, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST

Facilitators: Kenny Baker, McQueen High School; Patti Kilroy, Cal State LA; Caryn Neidhold, Billinghurst Middle School; Leo Park, Northside College Preparatory High School; and Annie Savage, Liberty High School

Private Studio Roundtable:
Diversification of Repertoire in the Private StudioWorking with Adult Learners

Friday, March 5, 11:00 am – 11:45 am EST
Facilitator: Lynn Ledbetter, Texas State University

Collegiate Roundtable 1:
The Mental Health PandemicAdvocacy and Resources for Collegiate Faculty and Students

Friday, March 5, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm EST
Recent research quantifies a wellness crisis that musicians have been living for as long as the profession has existed, one that continues to devolve as socioeconomic pressures and toxic musical legacies further influence the learning environment of our music schools. Mental health challenges faced by collegiate students prior to the COVID-19 pandemic have only increased in frequency and severity over the past year. As faculty, how can we best advocate for our students’ mental health during this time without crossing professional boundaries? How can we tend to our own mental wellness in light of increased demands upon our time and decreased resources? This roundtable session will provide information to empower our advocacy for students as well as resources to support strengthening our own mental health.

Collegiate Roundtable 2:
Virtual Roundtable Discussions—Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Collegiate String World

Friday, March 5, 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm EST
Participate with your collegiate colleagues in 45 minutes of highly interactive virtual discussions on how we can address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our collegiate studios and classrooms. What resources exist to help us create more diverse programming? How do we make meaningful and lasting connections with diverse populations in our communities? How can we better support first-generation students? How do we address food and housing insecurity on our campuses? How can we cultivate an inclusive environment for LGBTQIA students and faculty? How do we accommodate all of the variety of opinions, beliefs, and perspectives that students and colleagues have, to help keep the arts civil, inclusive, and open minded? These facilitated conversations will be limited in size to provide an opportunity to talk to peers from around the country to find ways to navigate your current environment.

Student Roundtable
Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm EST
Details coming soon!