This article traces experiences and influences in the author’s life as a musician and educator which led her to take social justice action at her college. Through personal narrative, examples from her years teaching music to elementary through graduate level students, and research of “ban the box” practices at universities, she analyzes her growing sense of awareness and accountability, and details strategies to model social justice for her students. Questions include: What is the artist’s responsibility? How can matters of social consciousness be approached in the music curriculum? How is the author’s college responding to the social justice initiative of one professor?
"Vignettes on the Path to Social Justice Awareness:
A Professor/Musician’s Responsibility,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 35, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lib.uconn.edu/vrme/vol35/iss1/3