The Crane School of Music welcomes 2017 Joy Anthony Douglass ‘56 Visiting Master Teachers Dr. Constance McKoy and Dr. Jacqueline Kelly-McHale to campus from September 25-29, 2017.

Dr. Constance McKoy

Dr. Jacki Kelly-McHale

Dr. McKoy and Dr. Kelly-McHale will explore what it means to teach – and learn – within a culturally responsive classroom. Through interactive sessions and roundtable conversations, participants will investigate culturally sustainable teaching approaches that acknowledge varied identities and expressions of diversity.

Culturally responsive teaching is one of the major scholarly and pedagogical movements of our time, with relevance for elementary and secondary teachers, including preservice and professional development in teacher education.  We anticipate that Drs. McKoy and Kelly-McHale’s residencies will expand our visions of what it means to teach music when students’ unique cultural strengths are identified and nurtured to promote musical growth and develop students’ well-being about their cultural places in the world. Their visit will move us forward in deepening our commitment to emphasizing a comfortable and musically enriching environment for students of all ethnicities, races, beliefs, creeds, including students’ personal histories and orientations.