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Charlie Edmonds

Educator/Musician/PhD Student

Charlie Edmonds is a music educator and musician who advocates for the intentional and equitable teaching of Black students and the comprehensive training of educators. Currently in her second year of PhD work in Music Education at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, her research focuses are equitable access in urban school band programs, culturally responsive teaching, and increased university support and practicum experiences for urban schools and preservice teachers. In 2022, Charlie's beginning band educational tool, Pocket, will launch as a database of beginning instrumental music exercises and methods based on Black music genres.

Feb. 15, 2022

Marian Anderson: The American Contralto Part 2

How does one become a musical legend? In the conclusion of Marian Anderson: The American Contralto, we chronicle Marian's journey through Europe as she is called "the voice of the century." After a successful trip to Europe and being met …

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Feb. 8, 2022

Marian Anderson: The American Contralto Part 1

What does it take to be the best to do it? In Part 1 of this Black Is America podcast presentation, we chronicle the story of the great American contralto Marian Anderson. We discuss her early singing experiences in church, …

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