"Nothing Better or Worse Than Being Black, Gay, and in the Band"

A qualitative examination of gay undergraduates participating in historically black college or university marching bands

March 26, 2013

Dr. Bruce Carter is a music composer and researcher, whose work focuses on issues of creativity and the intersections of social justice and arts participation. Recently, President Obama appointed Carter to a 6-year term as a Council Member on the National Council on the Arts. From 2008 to 2012, he taught at the University of Maryland as an assistant professor at the School of Music Education, and from 1998 to 2004, he was an orchestra director and teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools in Reston, Virginia. He is a member of the editorial committees of the American String Teachers Association and the Music Educators Journal and his research publications can be found in the Journal of Music Education Research, Music Education Research, and the Music Educators Journal.

Carter's presentation is based on a paper published in 2011 in the Journal of Reseach in Music Education.

Light lunches will be provided for approximately 25 people. The lunches are made possible through the generous support of Malbert Smith (M.Ed. '77, Ph.D. '80) and Metametrics, Inc.

Speakers: Bruce Carter
12:30 p.m.
Place: 02 Peabody Hall