Thursday March 10th - 11:00am
RSS World Musics & Cultures: From Cultural Appropriation to Reconciliation: Resources for Moving Forward
Conductors often seek to program and present diverse compositions in a way that honors the works’ originating cultures. This session will provide a “how-to” for navigating the process. Composers and culture-bearers Sydney Guillaume and Coreen Duffy will offer their own practice areas as a point of illustration, and will provide steps to move towards achieving ethically sourced and culturally sensitive performances.
Coreen Duffy is director of choral activities at the University of Montana School of Music, where she conducts Chamber Chorale and University Choir, teaches conducting, choral methods, and supervises student teachers. Duffy’s compositions are published by Walton Music, ECS, and Pavane. A specialist in Jewish choral music, Duffy co-designed performance/interest/worship sessions dedicated to Jewish repertoire at two national ACDA conferences (including “ACDA Shabbat”) and has presented widely on the subject, including in Hannover, Germany. Duffy founded the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale, which performed under her direction at Florida ACDA; she served terms as R&R Chair for Ethnic & Multicultural Perspectives in Florida.