Leveling the Playing Field: Finding Talented Musical Theatre Students in Diverse Populations
Recorded On: 06/23/2021
Dig deep into research and practical advice on how to continually grow programs to include special needs students, diverse ethnicities, and low-income students. All programs need to evaluate their effectiveness in the inclusion of community, diversity, and cultures. You'll begin to intrinsically create an awareness of your own program, reflecting the community you serve, and learn how to move forward creating an even better program.
This session was first offered at 2021 International Thespian Festival, in addition to useful tips for educators, it is a perfect teaching tool.
In 2004 Joanne began founded an after-school musical theater program for students at Roy Waldron Elementary in LaVergne, TN. Joanne also works with Carpe Artista, a Smyrna, TN arts program. She directs the musical theater programming gives students of all abilities an opportunity to participate in musical theatre. She has received several awards and recognition nationally for her work in theatre. Joanne received her Bachelors of Science degree in K-8 Education and her Master’s in Curriculum and Development from Trevecca Nazarene University, and her Doctorate of Education at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.