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@Percussion - 274 -Jillian Baxter

March 4, 2021


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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović, Karli Viña
Intro music by Reese Maultsby -


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0:12 introduction
1:23 today in history: jazz guitarist Mary Osborne, Ligeti Poème Symphonique For 100 Metronomes, Janis Joplin fined for obscene language, Vivaldi born, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky) premiered, Bad Religion album certified gold
6:14 welcome Jillian Baxter!
7:02 teaching during the pandemic
11:35 What is the role of HBCUs in a modern educational landscape?
17:05 Jillian’s GMEA presentation “Level Up: A game plan for improving skills of percussionists with limited time and resources”
25:31 TMEA controversy about systemic racism, NYT Black Artists on How to Change Classical Music
30:51 Jillian’s thoughts on TMEA presentation and NYT article
35:30 the importance of representation
37:40 more thoughts on TMEA presentation from Karli
43:06 Jillian’s work with the PAS Board of Advisors
45:02 Jillian’s work with the PAS Diversity Alliance
49:55 facing discrimination
57:22 Jillian’s hope for what students should learn about diversity: “difference is beautiful”
1:01:30 the weight of advocacy
1:02:37 Executive Director of PAS Joshua Simonds
1:04:44 Jillian’s upcoming projects
1:09:58 Jillian’s hobbies