Seminars in Music Education: “What Does it Mean to be a Culturally Responsive Music Teacher?”

This presentation will focus on four principles that teachers should consider if they want to teach music in ways that value the culturally-informed musical knowledge and skills students bring to music classrooms and rehearsal spaces.


A native of Fayetteville, NC, Connie McKoy is Marion Stedman Covington Distinguished Professor of Music and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where she is in her twenty-first year as a faculty member. She holds a BM from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and MM and PhD degrees from UNCG. She taught in public schools for 19 years as a general music teacher, choral director, and band assistant. Her research focuses on culturally responsive teaching in music education and has been published in multiple professional journals. She has presented at state, divisional, national, and international music conferences, and has guest lectured at colleges and universities across the nation. In 2017 & 2019, she participated in the Yale Symposium on Music in Schools and contributed to the 2017 symposium document, Declaration on Equity in Music for City Students. Dr. McKoy is the co-author of Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education: From Understanding to Application, published by Routledge. She is a past president of the NC Music Educators Association and a past chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education, an affiliated society of the National Association for Music Education.


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Thursday, April 22 at 6:00pm

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