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DECOLONIZING THE MUSIC ROOM

Decolonizing the Music Room is a nonprofit organization using research, training, and discourse to help music educators develop critical practices and center BBIA voices, knowledge, and experiences in order to challenge the historical dominance of white Western European and American music, narratives, and practices. We at DTMR aim to discrupt the minimization and erasure of non-dominant cultures and identities in the field of music education to build a more equitable future through our work.

INSTITUTE FOR COMPOSER DIVERSITY

The institute for Composer Diversity works to encourage the discovery, study, and performance of music written by composers from underrepresented groups. We do this to positively impact three important groups: the audiences and students who will engage with the music, the conductors, performers and educators who serve to bring that music to those audiences and students, and the composers themselves.

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AND WE WERE HEARD

We are giving underrepresented composers a platform to have their music heard. Composers that submit works to … And We Were Heard are matched with top-notch 

ensembles and engage in collaborative recording sessions. The resulting audio tracks are hosted on our site along with innovative ideas of how to support diverse voices in music.