Music for All: Making Music Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Friday, January 5, 2018
2:00-3:10 PM
Location: Palace Room, 9th Floor

Kevin Bishop
Dr. Julia Silvestri
Danielle Holdridge
Aaron Packard

It is little known among traditional musicians that deaf and hard of hearing individuals enjoy and make music. This session will explore the intricacies of making both musical performance and music-making itself accessible to this community. Cuatro Puntos, along with partners in the Deaf Education Department at Columbia University, will share their findings from years of research into creating universally accessible musical experiences, inlcuding the commissioning of accessible musical works and the design and
implementation of inclusive curriculum.