The NCMEA Multi-Cultural Awareness Commission was created “to increase our understanding of and appreciation for the manner in which NAfME and our own state organization have responded to critical issues regarding music, education, and our society.” Although the name has changed multiple times over decades (est. 1973 NAfME, and est. 1980 NCMEA), its intent has always been to demonstrate the meaning of our motto, “Music for every child; every child for music.”
Over time, “multi-cultural” has become a term that blankets a wide range of cultures and does not encourage an in-depth understanding. Desiring a more appropriate identifier and wanting to mirror the work that NAfME is doing on the national level (see the Cook Ross Executive Summary Report), NCMEA leadership agreed to change the name “Multi-Cultural Awareness” to “Inclusive Vision for Music Education (IVfME).”
– Jazzmone Sutton
NCMEA Immediate Past President & former IVfME Chair
- Read a brief history of the Multi-Cultural Awareness Commission.
- Immerse yourself in our recent IVfME Webinar Series.
- Watch the presentation Multiculturalism in the World of Chamber Music featuring Guest Lecturer Jonathan C. Kramer, Ph.D.
For more ionformation, contact IVfME Chair Lillie Allmond Harris at [email protected].