Guest Lecture: Building Cultures of Inclusion through Arts Education

Thursday, September 24, 2020
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Building Cultures of Inclusion through Arts Education
Karen Cueva 
Assistant Director, Learning and Engagement Programs, Carnegie Hall, Weill Music Institute 
On Zoom; Thursday, September 24, 5:15-6:15pm

Through personal narrative and discussion on work with community-based music education programs across the United States, our session will dive into examples of building authentic inclusion in historically marginalized communities. We will also discuss how arts ecosystems support accessibility and inclusion to musical learning for all students. Please feel free to bring any questions to the table! This will be a presentation, but hopefully more of a dialogue. If you're interested in learning about the work that is supported through Carnegie Hall's PlayUSA (we'll be chatting about a few organizations), check out our list of partners organizations here:

About the presenter: 

Karen Cueva is a Peruvian-American violinist, educator, and arts administrator. In 2015, Karen co-founded the Du Bois Orchestra, a Boston-based orchestra that sought to amplify the orchestral repertoire by performing works of underrepresented composers. Passionate about ensuring that young people have equitable access to high-quality musical instruction, Karen currently serves as the Assistant Director for Learning and Engagement Programs at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. There, she oversees professional development for music educators in public schools and community music education programs across the country. She is also a Knowledge and Strategy Associate at The Lewis Prize for Music, which partners with leaders who create positive change in their communities by investing in young people through music. Karen holds degrees from The Juilliard School (B.M., M.M.) and Harvard University (Ed.M.).

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