First Meeting of SMRF Anti-Racism Reading Group

October 28, 2020

On Tuesday, SMR Forum hosted the first meeting of the newly formed anti-racism reading group. SMR members gathered on Zoom to begin discussing race in our disciplines, in our research, and in our pedagogy, using excerpts from work by Philip Ewell, Naomi André, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, and NPR’s podcast Code Switch as a starting point (for a full reading list, see below). Attendees left the discussion feeling motivated to continue thinking about and tackling issues of racial inequity in music studies. We look forward to the next reading group meeting!

Reading List

  • Philip A. Ewell, “Music Theory and the White Racial Frame,” Music Theory Online 26.2 (September 2020),
  • Naomi André, Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2018).
  • Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (New York: NYU Press, 2017).
  • Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji, “Songs Giving Us (Much Needed) Life,” NPR’s Code Switch, podcast audio, May 26, 2020.