2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Alliance for Music Education Equity: Supporting Music Experiences and Music Educators for Diversity

El Pomar Room

Ana Luna Uribe-Leteinturier
Alliance for Music Education Equity, Executive Director

Ana Luna Uribe-Leteinturier is a French-Colombian violinist and was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the Florida State University and a master’s degree in Violin Performance from the Lamont School of Music (University of Denver). She is an active performer, educator and arts administrator and is currently the Executive Director of the Alliance for Music Education Equity. She is passionate about improving access and equity within music education and bringing music and the arts to everyone, regardless of their circumstance. During the summer of 2021, she helped pilot a mambo orchestra program in partnership with Eric Trujillo and the Latino Cultural Arts Center, teaching advanced string players how to improvise and be a part of a latin music ensemble. She can be seen actively performing around the Denver area and is most frequently seen subbing for the lead of the electric all-female string quartet, Spinphony. Ana Luna is fluent in Spanish, French and English.

Carla Aguilar
Metropolitan State University of Denver, Coordinator of Music Education

Carla E. Aguilar is a professor and the Coordinator of Music Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Carla earned her Ph.D. in music education from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She also earned a Master’s degree from the Jacobs School and a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, both in Music Education. Her current teaching duties include undergraduate courses in music education including Foundations of Music Education, Teaching General Music, Teaching Secondary Music and The Inclusive Music Classroom. In addition, she observes student teachers in music and works with music students in their  field experience placements. Carla is also the faculty advisor for the collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education at MSU Denver.

Her research interests include policy related to music education, access to music education, culturally responsive teaching, student-centered learning, and arts integration. She has presented her research at the American Educational Researchers Association, the National Association for Music Education’s Biennial Conference, the International Society for Music Education, and the Society for Music Teacher Education.