Matthew L. Garrett (he/him) is Associate Professor of Music Education, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies in Music Education, and Director of the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, coordinates the music education licensure program, and leads university faculty, staff, and students in educational development programming to improve student learning.
LGBTQ Diversity in Music Education
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
8:00–8:45 AM: MUE 126 Orientation to Music Education
As music educators, we work in classrooms with a great deal of student diversity. We are in a unique position to teach the value of inclusion, so all students feel like they belong in our programs. In our time together, we will explore research-influenced methods to cultivate inclusive and informed learning environments, with a goal of creating safer music programs for LGBTQ students and their Allies. Join meeting!
Creative Inclusive Choral Artistry for Trans and Gender-Expansive Singers
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
12:15–12:59 PM: MUE 413/513 Secondary Choral Methods
Creating choral ensembles that are inclusive of multiple gender identities and gender expressions can be an impactful way to teach artistry and respect to all students. We will explore techniques that can be particularly helpful with healthy vocal development of transgender singers, identify academic language that can assist in creating inclusive classrooms, and consider policies that positively impact quality of instruction for trans and gender expansive students. Join meeting!
Honoring Trans and Gender-Expansive Students in Music Education
Friday, May 21, 2021
3:15–4:45 PM: THEME Colloquium
Trans and gender-expansive (TGE) youth deserve a safe and empowering space to engage in high quality school music experiences. Supportive music teachers ensure that all students have access to ethically and pedagogically sound music education. In their new book from Oxford University Press, authors Matthew L. Garrett (he/him) and Joshua Palkki (he/him) encourage music educators to honor gender diversity through ethically and pedagogically sound practices across choral, instrumental, and general music classroom environments by highlighting the narratives and experiences of TGE musicians. Join meeting!
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About Dr. Garrett
Garrett’s research interests include LGBTQ issues in music education, and he has been honored with a CWRU Prism award, for outstanding contributions to the CWRU LGBTQ community. He has published in Journal of Research in Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Choral Journal, and Voices in Concert: a hybrid print/online music text series from Hal Leonard and McGraw Hill Education. His most recent publication, Honoring Trans and Gender-Expansive Students in Music Education, with co-author Joshua Palkki will be published by Oxford University Press in August 2021.
Originally from South Carolina, Garrett holds a Bachelor of Music Education, and a PhD in Choral Music Education and Conducting from Florida State University. He earned a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Boston University. Before joining the Case Western Reserve University faculty, Garrett was a music educator in Central Florida and Southeast Massachusetts public schools at the middle and high school levels. He continues to work with students and teachers in school music programs across the country, as a clinician and guest conductor.