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New Prof at Arizona State U. Applies Critical Race Theory to the Study of Music

New Prof at Arizona State U. Applies Critical Race Theory to the Study of Music

“McCall’s research centers on how race, class and culture impact educational equity in music education”

The left will not be happy until every discipline is framed and taught from this perspective.

Campus Reform reports:

ASU welcomes new prof who focuses on applying ‘critical race theory’ to music

Arizona State University touted their hiring of a music professor who applies “critical race theory” to the discipline.

As detailed by ASU News, Joyce McCall will serve as an assistant professor in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre. The university outlet states that she is “one of the few scholars whose music education research focuses on race and racism through critical race theory and double consciousness theory, as well as culturally relevant pedagogy.”

“McCall’s research centers on how race, class and culture impact educational equity in music education,” the article continues. “She said she also examines how certain pedagogies such as culturally relevant teaching influence possibilities to engage minoritized racial populations in the music classroom and beyond.”

“This is my dream job in a sense, because this is an opportunity to do the work that I do and also be able to do it in a place that provides me with a space where I can thrive,” McCall told ASU News.

“Dr. McCall brings expertise and research interests that are critical to our path forward as a school focused on access, inclusion and excellence,” added school director Heather Landes. “We look forward to welcoming Dr. McCall, who earned her PhD in music education from ASU in 2015, back to our community as a faculty member.”

McCall is not the only academic at Arizona State University who views the world through a racial lens.

As Campus Reform reported in March, professor Asao Inoue — who teaches first-year writing courses — wrote a book alleging that grading students’ work based on quality is “White supremacy.”


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I’ve heard her play her kazoo. It’s really incredibly life-affirming.

Equity in Music?? She must have forgotten to take her pills.

Boise State University in Idaho is also flogging CRT in their music department. Wanted more African classical music. The only thing I could come up with was the Zulu sound track.

    kyrrat in reply to katasuburi. | July 29, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    I couldn’t tell you much about anywhere but in Nigeria. We have a fair number of Nigerians in our local church and school community and in our neighborhood. These are 5 Nigerian composers I’ve heard pieces from: Fela Sowande (enormously famous, he converted folk music traditions in Nigeria to western classical forms), Babatunde Olatunji(Yoruba sacred drumming. It’s magnificent and powerful music.), Fela Kuti(He’s more popular music. Afrobeat(jazz and soul infused).,Joshua Uzoigwe(Igbo music, highly influential in Nigerian classical music).,Godwin Sadoh(most well known (living) Nigerian composer, specializes in organ music. If you haven’t heard of him, well you haven’t listened to much in the way of worldwide classical music.

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