Dr. Daniel Harley, GI faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, co-authored an article entitled, "Sound Beginnings: Learning, Communicating, and Making Sense with Sound" with Drs. Kurt Thumlert and Jason Nolan. Published in the SAGE Music Educators Journal, the article presents five recommendations for music pedagogy and sound-based inquiry that support a more inclusive understanding of music.
Thumlert, Harley and Nolan propose a contextualized, community-based, learner-oriented model that responds to the gendered, racist, and ableist realities of many students’ musical education:
"Challenging dominant and exclusionary forms of education requires dynamic alternatives to inherited music pedagogies. Our five suggestions offer just one practical model for a fundamental restructuring of music education."