Music Educators Have New Cultural Resource
PBS Wisconsin Education and the Wisconsin School Music Association have partnered with music educators to create a new collection of classroom media resources featuring Wisconsin musicians from four distinct cultural groups. These musicians share a composition and discuss their musicianship and how their cultural identities and experiences shape their music.
Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin is a set of digital resources designed to help general music educators and learners in grades 4-8 explore the connections among music, culture and emotion. Re/sound includes video interviews and performances, audio tracks and educator-engagement guides featuring learning outcomes, strategies, assessments and aligned standards. Re/sound is free and available at pbswisconsineducation.org/resound.
The featured musicians are Latinx musicians Richard Hildner Armacanqui and Juan Tomás Martínez of Madison, First Nations musician Wade Fernandez of Keshena on the Menominee Reservation, Hmong singer Maa Vue of Wausau, and the Black American string
duo SistaStrings – Chauntee Ross and Monique Ross – of Milwaukee.