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

Diversify Your Curriculum and Instruction Through Community Arts and Cultural Resources

Theatre (Main)

Breanna McCaughey
Colorado Symphony, Education Coordinator

Breanna McCaughey is the current Education Coordinator for the Colorado Symphony where she has been instrumental in developing innovative curriculum and programming for the organization. Her work on the Lift Every Voice Youth Concert and Curriculum has resulted in an NEA grant, recognition for the department as a 2021 Promising Partnerships Practices model from the Colorado Department of Education, and reaching over 20,000 patrons since its release. 

She received her degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Music Education. While in Missouri, she coordinated a strings education clinic at the university, secured funding for a trip to the National Flute Association conference, and received an award from Phil Mu Alpha twice for her scholastic and musical achievements. She has worked with Casey Middle School in BVSD as a woodwind specialist, the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras as their orchestra manager, and at the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra as the Education Associate. She is passionate about music education and community engagement.

Trying to juggle equity, diversity, inclusion, culturally responsive instruction, student voice and empowerment, among other values in the classroom and feeling overwhelmed? How do you begin to incorporate so many important ideals so it’s relevant and engaging to students? In this session, we'll talk about how community arts organizations can help you create a curriculum that embraces these practices and how they can support interdisciplinary, diverse, and impactful programming in your classroom.