Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Culturally Responsive Practices for Enriching String Education for Students, Educators, and Performers in Historically Marginalized Communities

This session will help attendees better understand and respond to issues facing historically marginalized communities, specifically the African American Community, through discussions of retention, recruitment, supporting African American students and colleagues, and issues facing performers. The session will culminate with a music reading session dedicated to ensuring authentic performance practices of music written by African American composers. Participants will leave the session having created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan which will help to guide the work of the ASTA community. Presenters: Dr. LaSaundra Booth, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Shana Tucker, Professional Cellist and Executive Director of Kidz Notes Nicole Yarling, Professional Violinist and Professor at Frost School of Music and Florida Memorial University Taniesha Pooser, ASTA DEI Committee Chair