Minnesota High School Will Only Buy Music from Non-White Composers

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

From The College Fix:

Since knowing the race and/or gender of who wrote the piece of music students are playing is so important, the band directors at Spring Lake Park High School in Minnesota “have pledged” to include at least one composition by a woman, and one by a “composer of color” in each of its bands’ concerts.

Not only that, the directors plan to purchase music only by people of color this year.

According to a story at NPR, Director Brian Lukkasson says this is because minority composers (and women) “are shut out of the canon, and often stereotyped.”