BRENT C. TALBOT
Brent C. Talbot is an associate professor and the coordinator of music education at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music of Gettysburg College. He is the artistic director of the Gettysburg Children's Choir and the founding director of Gamelan Gita Semara. Brent’s research examines power, discourse, and issues of social justice in varied settings for music learning around the globe. He is the editor of Marginalized Voices in Music Education (Routledge) and the author of Gending Rare: Children's Songs and Games from Bali (GIA). Brent servces on the steering committee for the MayDay Group. For more, visit www.brentctalbot.com.
Exposing the Ideological Frameworks that Support Structures of Power in Music Education: Putting Theory to Practice
This provocation asks researchers and practitioners to take pause at the possibilities for decolonizing music education (Bradley, 2006; Hess, 2015). According to Patel (2016), all knowledge is constructed and (re)presented through a situated and ontological lens that comes from somewhere(s) and someone(s). Drawing upon Deleuze’s (1995) concept of assemblages—the unfixed yet yielding histories and trajectories that incompletely structure what we know and how we know; the referential coordinates from whence we speak—this presentation asks researchers and practitioners to consider how our historicities and assemblages may contribute to the perpetuation of systemic oppression in/through music education.