Musicianship skills alone will not be enough to prepare the next generation of musicians for careers in performance, composition, history, theory, technology, education, and therapy.
Beyond its aesthetic value, music educators and their students must consider how music can be employed for the purposes of self-care and the well-being of others, and how it can build agency to address issues of social justice.
Dr. Rollo Dilworth (b. 1970) is an American choral composer, arranger, conductor, and music educator from St. Louis, Missouri. He is Vice Dean and Professor of Choral Music Education at Temple University's Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. Among other memberships, he currently is a board member and former board chair of Chorus America.