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Changemakers: Professional Development for Music Educators | Eric Williamson & Alice Tsui

Wednesday • December 6, 2023   |   8:00 pm 9:00 pm

Changemakers: Professional Development for Music Educators

Empower your students to take ownership of their learning with culturally responsive teaching. These interactive workshops offer you insights, skills, and resources to transform your classroom, engaging students through cross-cultural exchange that centers their lived experience. Spend 40 minutes with us on a Wednesday evening and learn new ways to connect with your students that you can put into practice immediately.

Eric Williamson, Alice Tsui | Our Culture: 8 Endeavors for Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education
For Pre-Service Music Teachers
Wednesday, December 6th (8:00pm EST)

Culture originates from people and centers our experiences and stories. In this session, Alice A. Tsui and Eric Williamson discuss culturally responsive and sustaining education in the classroom. The two will share their eight endeavors of CULTURE that are interwoven together, centering culture while continuously cultivating community in the classroom.

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Alice Tsui 徐晓兰 (pronounced TSOY | she/her) is an Asian American/Chinese American pianist, Grammy Finalist music educator, scholar, activist, dog mom, and lifelong Brooklyn, New Yorker! Alice is the Founding Music Teacher and Arts Coordinator at PS 532 New Bridges Elementary. Alice is an Adjunct Professor at New York University and a Core Faculty educator at Carnegie Hall’s Music Educators Workshop. As a product of the NYC public school system, Alice is passionate about decolonizing, ABAR (anti-bias, anti-racist), abolitionist public music education and empowering the individual and collective voices of youth through music as expression. www.alicetsui.com | Instagram/TikTok: @musicwithmissalice.

Eric Williamson (he/him) the Artistic Director of Lavender Light the Black and People of All Colors LGBTQ+ Gospel Choir. This choir is dedicated to continuing the legacy of singing Black Gospel music with a special ministry in supporting Black and Brown queer folx. Mr. Williamson received his B.A. in Music from the Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. As a National Facilitator for the Human Rights Campaign Welcoming Schools program, he has led workshops on LGBTQ+ inclusion. He has also led workshops centering Anti-racism and Culturally Responsive Teaching at Carnegie Hall and nationwide at various conferences. Currently he is the PreK-5 general music teacher at PS 32 located in Brooklyn, NY and an adjunct professor at NYU. For more information, please visit www.ericwilliamson.org
IG/TikTok: @mrwilliamsonmusicroom


Wednesday • December 6, 2023
8:00 pm 9:00 pm
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Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.