Artistic Citizenship and Urban Music Education Symposium

“In what ways do our artistic endeavors implicate responsibilities to each other and to our collective human identities?” We pose this question in our book, Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility and Ethical Praxis. This provocation provides a point of entry for this symposium as we explore the notion of music education as/for artistic citizenship, challenging our purpose and praxis in and out of the classroom. Afternoon sessions address choral and instrumental ensembles, guitar, songwriting and technology in the classroom as we consider pivoting the discourse, expanding curriculum offerings, and democratizing the music space.
Cost at the door, $10. Lunch will be provided.


Artistic Citizenship and Urban Music Education is just days away. The schedule looks fabulous! Thank you, Susan Davis, for organizing such a special event. Still time to register:


10:00-10:30 Coffee and Bagels, registration

10:30-12:30 Keynote presentation, Q&A and Discussion
David J. Elliott & Marissa Silverman

12:30-1:30 Lunch

Breakout Sessions

Choral Track

1:30-2:30 Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, Your Choir, Their Refuge: The Strength of Choir in a Trans Student’s World

2:30-3:30 H. Roz Woll and Roy Jennings, Teaching Choral Music of the African Diaspora: Toward a Living Black History

3:30-4:30 Mariel Berger: Resistance through Creative Collaboration: Collective Songwriting for Social Justice and Artistic Citizenship

Instrumental Track

1:30-2:30 Susan Davis, “Pretty good for a girl:” Female fiddlers with activist agendas

2:30-3:30 Kristin Mozeiko and katie bishop, A song with Words:
​ The Melodies of a Trans Femme in the World of Music

3:30-4:30 Peter Douskalis: “Coup D’Amour” – Creating an inclusive curriculum: Multicultural Music and Intercultural Harmony

Guitar/Songwriting Track

1:30-2:30 Adam Goldberg: Building Student Voice via Technology, Social Awareness and Musical Self-Expression

2:30-3:30 Martin Urbach: Liberation Through musicing:
The k-12 music classroom as a social justice playground

3:30-4:30 Scott Burstein: Little Kids Rock and Amp Up NYC

Lingering Thoughts

4:30-5:00 Panel in LeFrak – final thoughts, Q&A, suggestions for mobilization

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