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dc.contributor.advisorAlexander, Shawn L.
dc.contributor.advisorTucker, Sherrie
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Allison Michele
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-27T20:39:03Z
dc.date.available2021-02-27T20:39:03Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-31
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:16924
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/31489
dc.description.abstractBlack Sound, White Noise is an autoethnographical examination of the American Music Educational system and the damaging effects its ideologies, practices, and abuses have on the African American student musician. The first chapter uses traditional African educational practices to understand how African American music is constructed. By understanding that African American music making is generationally maintained and purposefully created, I aim to de-essentialize African American musicality while supporting the idea that genre itself is an oppressive social construct. By understanding the hierarchy of not only race but genre, I show in chapter two how these constructs of genre and the oppressive practices of educating classical music work to create a system that not only abuses the African American student musician but others who are more vulnerable to those with power within the institution. In chapter three I attempt to apply the lens of traditional African educational practices while teaching singing to four middle school African American girls. Continuing with autoethnography, I examine my experience with teaching in this way and advocate for more creative and inclusive teaching techniques that value decolonizing the current American Educational system.
dc.format.extent81 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectMusic education
dc.subjectAfrican American studies
dc.subjectAfrican history
dc.subjectafrican american studies
dc.subjectafrican studies
dc.subjectautoethnography
dc.subjectmusic education
dc.subjectopera
dc.subjectsound studies
dc.titleBlack Sound, White Noise: An Autoethnographical Examination of the African American Musician
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberAlexander, Shawn L.
dc.contributor.cmtememberTucker, Sherrie
dc.contributor.cmtememberOjiambo, Peter
dc.contributor.cmtememberHodges-Persley, Nicole
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineAfrican/African-American Studies
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-7505-9117
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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