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Sheet music removal is now being considered by the University of Oxford as part of innovation that is intended to “decolonize” the program.

The musical nation has been branded as a “colonialist representational system” amid a revamp of their musical education offerings, this has been reported on Saturday.

The faculty members proposed that certain classical musical skills should no longer be mandatory, such as playing the piano and conducting orchestral arrangements, given that these “structurally center white European music,” causing “students of color great distress.”

By offering a more inclusive range of musical topics of study like “African and African Diasporic Musics,” “Global Musics,” and “Popular Musics”, the faculty members wish to address the supposed “white hegemony”

Professors also stated that the “vast bulk of tutors for [musical] techniques are white men.”A proposal allowing students to study pop culture events including “Dua Lipa’s Record Breaking Livestream” and “Artists Demanding Trump Stop Using Their Songs.”

Even though the university’s music curriculum already includes “non-Eurocentric” course options, the professors proposing changes complained that the school’s “almost all-white faculty” by default gives “privilege to white musics.”

“Vast bulk of tutors for [musical] techniques are white men.” stated by the Professors .

Even though the university’s music curriculum already includes “non-Eurocentric” course options, the professors proposing changes complained that the school’s “almost all-white faculty” by default gives “privilege to white musics.”

Professors also stated that the “vast bulk of tutors for [musical] techniques are white men.”
The proposals were said to be driven in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

In one of the documents seen by the Telegraph, professors state, “Arising from international Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the Faculty Board proposed making changes to enhance the diversity of the undergraduate curriculum.”

The same changes is ongoing in colleges, secondary, and elementary schools across the United States, as progressive educators and school board members push critical race theory ideas into classrooms.

Sources: Blaze Media, New Finale, USA News

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  1. Robert Higginbotham

    Those pushing critical race theory ideas are basically very sick people. What is causing “students of color” great distress and according to whom in musical institutions. I think these professors have many screws loose and rather playing around in an area they know nothing about should stick to teaching music.

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  2. Paul

    I suggest that all black students find a college that believes that you are capable of doing the work and smart enough to learn. Any college that say you are not is just there to steal your money and make you look bad.

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