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December, 21, 2022
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM




Chris Dickey

Chris Dickey

The Four Ls to LGBTQ+ Inclusive Strategies for Studios and Classrooms

Clinic Synopsis:

This presentation addresses the ways in which we can create affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ students in private studios and music classrooms. The discussion will be guided by two leading questions: 1) How can we create socially responsive learning communities to support LGBTQ+ students? and 2) What does an inclusive teaching space for LGBTQ+ students look like?

Chris Dickey - Biographical Information

Dr. Chris Dickey (they/them) has earned a reputation as a performer, teacher, advocate, and adjudicator throughout the United States, South America, and Asia. Currently, they are Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Washington State University. In the summers they are on the faculty of the Red Lodge Music Festival in Red Lodge, MT. Dr. Dickey's students have been prizewinners in regional, state, and international competitions. Graduates have obtained teaching positions in public schools and universities in the Northwest and other parts of the country. Other former members of their studio have gone on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees. In 2020, Dr. Dickey received the WSU President’s Distinguished Teaching Award, an award given annually to a faculty member who epitomizes the highest levels of performance and excellence. In 2021, Dr. Dickey earned the Mullen Memorial Teaching Award from the WSU College of Arts and Sciences, an honor given to a faculty member in the arts, humanities, or social sciences who demonstrates outstanding commitment to undergraduate education. To date, Dr. Dickey's four solo recordings have garnered critical accolades from brass colleagues. Composers at home and abroad have written works for Dickey, including Elaine Fine, Ricardo Arbiza, and Zachery Meier. Recent commissions include music by Katahj Copley, Juantio Becenti, Wayne Lu, and brin solomon. Dr. Dickey also enjoys mentoring aspiring music educators and performers by giving presentations on brass pedagogy, LGBTQ+ advocacy, financial literacy, and career paths in music.