Angelica Brooks, a DMA student in the USC Thornton Music Teaching & Learning program, was featured in the cover story of the latest edition of Teaching Music Magazine. In the piece, Brooks spoke about her professional career path and the importance of HBCUs and representation in music education.
“We need more minority voices at the table to help shape curricula and serve on local music education association boards. It is important. The way we do the work, the fight we have to do — it starts with who we have before us,” said Brooks. “And not just having minority teachers, but also giving them the training they need to be culturally responsive, since we all came up through a Western-dominated system. It is important to have diverse representation in the classroom and the curriculum.”