Below you can read the papers of the past Conferences
New Music Concepts 2019
Author(s): Francisco L. Reyes
Abstract: The framework of Puerto Rican music education has for decades marginalized the island's musics; local music teacher education programs do not offer instruction in the country's music. School curricula make no mention of Puerto Rican music. Consequently, this paper argues for a culturally responsive Puerto Rican music education, by highlighting the benefits of adopting such pedagogical approach. Furthermore, Puerto Rican music has survived within communal settings; hence exposure to these musics opens up the possibility to a community of practice and the benefits of lifelong music engagement within these settings.
Keywords: Puerto Rico, music education, indigenous knowledge, traditional music