Decolonising the musical university

Virtual event 2020

Our online event has four main components: panel discussions; delegate blog posts; groupwork; virtual common room. Access is restricted to registered delegates.

Registered delegates: Enter the Virtual Event here!



Panel discussions

Our panel discussions will be streamed live with a moderated question-and-answer session. Recordings of the discussions will be available afterwards. Times of the panel discussion reflect that our panellists, and our delegates, will be joining us from a number of time zones. 

Panel 1: Listen and learn: The needs of Black, Brown and Indigenous POC in music education

  • Thursday 23 July 2020, 10:00-11:30 BST (=GMT+1)

  • Panelists: Hannah Robbins, Nate Holder, Héctor Vázquez-Córdoba.


Panel 2: Decolonising pedagogies: dismantling and disrupting music education practices

  • Friday 24 July 2020, 13:00-14:30 BST (=GMT+1)

  • Panelists: Brandi Waller-Pace, Lissa Reed, Danielle Chavrimootoo, Alex Ho, Ruari Paterson-Achenbach

  • Chair: Diljeet Bhachu


Panel 3: Reparation and reconciliation: addressing colonial legacies through action

  • Friday 24 July 2020, 18:00-19:30 BST (=GMT+1)

  • Panelists: Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Clarke Randolph, Keola Donaghy


Delegate blog posts

Material submitted for discussion and comment by some of our delegates will be posted here; the chat function will be enabled to allow for exchange and discussion online. This will be available until 31 July.


Groupwork: Decolonising the Musical University Experience

Online spaces where delegates can share resources, and also experience, ideas and best practice around the following themes:

  • Decolonising the admissions process
  • Decolonising curricula
  • Decolonising extra-curricular activities
  • Decolonising the PhD
  • Decolonising faculty

Available until  31 July.

Virtual Common Room

Open on 23-24 July, a space to meet, discuss, share.