Host: Ursula Sahagian (@ursulasahagian), oboist/teacher/composer

How can new music creators and advocates engage respectfully with public school music programs, and how much should we engage?


  1. Introduce yourself! Who are you, what is your role as a musician, and your current musical engagements with school​​s?
  2. Why is it important for new music to be taught in schools?
  3. What, if any, new music exposure did you receive in school (K-12)?
  4. What do you wish you had learned about new music in school?
  5. What would you like today’s students to know about new music?
  6. What sort of connections would you like to make with schools right now?
  7. What do you think are the biggest barriers to forming those connections?
  8. What are some things you can do THIS WEEK to make your A5 and A6 happen?
  9. What “big picture” results would you like to see from getting more new music into schools?

Read the full discussion on Storify.