There are no easy answers from the discussions we are having on providing equity in our music classrooms. We are talking about critical race theory, decolonization, systemic racism, and more.
The following links are a resource available to you as we move forward and make decisions about curriculum and the music we choose for our students.
- Decolonizing the Music Room
- Repertoire & Music Listening Resources for culturally diverse authentic resources (scroll to the bottom of the linked page)
- The Decolonial Atlas and North and South America’s Black music roots.
- DEI Music Education Resources-practical implementation of DEI such as repertoire, lesson plans, and methods. Thanks to Garo Saraydarian for this resource.
These databases have NOT been fact-checked. They are a place to see the results of some of the discussions currently occurring in music education. I personally use them as a jumping off place when I want to use a particular song. From there, I do my own specific research.
The Breakdown on Minstrelsy by Dara Starr Tucker
- Five Songs I’m No Longer Using In My Music Room by Aileen Miracle
- Diversity, Inclusive Programming, and Music Education Series-by Jon Silpayamanant-There is so much on this site other than the one series I’ve linked.
- DAW, Music Production, and Colonialism, a Bibliography by Jon Silpayamanant
- This Land Is Your Land-“The Blind Spot In the Great American Protest Song” discusses that America rests on land stolen from Indigenous people.