Pianist, scholar, and educator, Dr. Leah Claiborne, promotes diversity in the arts by championing piano music by Black composers in her performances, research, and teaching. Dr. Claiborne is the coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the University of the District of Columbia. She received her D.M.A. and M.M. degrees at the University of Michigan...
Pianist, scholar, and educator, Dr. Leah Claiborne, promotes diversity in the arts by championing piano music by Black composers in her performances, research, and teaching. Dr. Claiborne is the coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the University of the District of Columbia. She received her D.M.A. and M.M. degrees at the University of Michigan and her B.M. degree at Manhattan School of Music.
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“Hidden Figures” in Piano Pedagogy: Leveling Piano Music by Black Composers

A Call for Representation   In 2016, the movie, Hidden Figures , based on the novel by Margot Lee Shetterly, put a spotlight on African American female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the 1960s. This biographical film exposed the significant contributions that Black females made to NASA ...
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