Diversity and Inclusion Events


Students, faculty and staff of the MSU College of Music are invited to participate in workshops and listenting sessions to learn more about the University’s initiative to create a more diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment.

Workshops

Examining Implicit Bias. A series of workshops designed to examine implicit bias and begin the work of interrupting personal and embedded biases within our culture.

Workshop facilitators include: Paulette Granberry-Russell, director, MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives; Dr Deborah J. Johnson, professor, MSU Human Development and Family Studies; 
Jessica Garcia, instructor, MSU Department of Sociology.

Listening Sessions

Exploring Diversity. Join us, offer your perspective and listen to others, as together we discover the many ways we can build unity and understanding through music, culture, and beyond.

Working groups led by students, staff and faculty have devised strategies for listening and learning sessions that are designed to build upon MSU’s overarching vision of a diverse and inclusive university.


Fall 2017 Event Schedule

Wednesday, 10/18, 2017
PERCUSSION STUDIO LISTENING SESSION
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Room 120 Music Building
 
Tuesday, 10/31, 2017
STAFF  WORKSHOP

facilitated by Jessica Garcia
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Room 145 Music Building
Reserved for College of Music Staff

Friday, 11/3, 2017
COMPOSITION AREA LISTENING SESSION 
2:30 – 4:00 PM
Room 245 Music Building

Tuesday, 11/7, 2017 
LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

facilitated by Paulette Granberry-Russell
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Hart Recital Hall
Reserved for College of Music Deans, Advisory Committee & Area Chairs 

Friday, 11/17, 2017
VOICE AREA 
LISTENING SESSION 
1:40 – 2:50 PM
Hart Recital Hall

Tuesday, 11/21, 2017 
FACULTY WORKSHOP

facilitated by Jessica Garcia
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hart Recital Hall, Music Building
Reserved for College of Music Faculty

Tuesday, 4/10, 2018
LISTENING & HEALING RETREAT
A special retreat for College of Music faculty and staff facilitated by Paulette Granberry-Russell, 
Jessica Garcia and Deborah J. Johnson. 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hart Recital Hall

The MSU College of Music is committed to heightening awareness of social and cultural issues that affect our learning environment. Working groups led by students, staff and faculty have devised strategies for listening and learning sessions that are designed to build upon MSU’s overarching vision of a diverse and inclusive university.