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Perspectives of three Black students attending a predominantly white summer music camp in the United States
Music Education Research  (IF1),  Pub Date : 2021-07-14, DOI: 10.1080/14613808.2021.1954150


ABSTRACT

The purpose of this case study was to examine the perspectives of three Black instrumental music students related to their experiences attending a predominantly white summer music camp for high school students in the United States. Analysed through a conceptual model of culturally responsive teaching in music, data sources included semi-structured interviews with individual participants, a focus group session with all participants, and researcher field notes. Participant stories revealed contrasting home and summer camp environments, racial identity development, and a desire for broader experiences beyond the European classical tradition. Findings explore a variety of barriers and supports for music learning for underserved student populations that may be transferable to similar high school music camp settings.