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Diversity and Inclusion

Music: What you see in the microscope in response to and as a forecaster of social justice

The arts have been a method of communicating the experience of society within and reacting to social justice. Music has a historical record of representing all sides of the aisle. In this presentation we will identify examples of this as well as studying the predictable nature of how we grow through the process of making and consuming music.

Time: 2:00pm     Location: K-State Student Union, Cottonwood Room & Zoom
Zoom Link Passcode: 086287
Level: Immersive


Julie Yu

Dr. Julie Yu
Professor of Music

College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Julie Yu (She/Her/Hers) is Professor of Music and Co-Director of Choral Studies at Kansas State University where she oversees and conducts the undergraduate choral ensembles and the Masters in Music choral program. Her choirs have performed in Carnegie Hall, in Hawaii, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, as well as in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Ireland, and Italy.

She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Oklahoma State University, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of North Texas. Before joining the Kansas State faculty, she taught at Norman North High School in Norman, Oklahoma and San José State University.

She has given presentations, conducted, and/or her choirs have performed for state and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, and the European Music Educators Association Conferences. She is the past-president of the Southwestern Region of the American Choral Directors Association and served as an International Conducting Exchange Fellow to Kenya in 2019. She serves as a member of the Kansas State University Faculty Senate.