Bryann Burgess was born with Down syndrome in 1988, but Down syndrome has not stopped her from pursuing excellence, or in advocating for inclusion for everyone in music study. Join her as she shares stories and insights from her life as a pianist and singer, actor, lecturer, and board member of arts organizations. Special needs should not prevent individuals from pursuing education in the arts. Inclusion in music study via adaptive pedagogy can allow everyone to achieve excellence and contribute to the greater good that the arts can provide to society. This inspiring talk will illustrate the changes that Bryann has made in her community, and the impact she has had on music and the arts, and on her teachers, fellow students and colleagues.

Bryann Burgess is a 2012 CarolinaLIFE graduate from the University of South Carolina, where she studied for three years with Dr. Scott Price, Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy. She is a certified Kindermusik teacher, and a crew member at Trader Joe's, where she has worked for three years. Bryann sings in the sanctuary choir at her church and performs in local community theatre. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Columbia Children's Theatre. Bryann is a recognized motivational speaker who enjoys advocating and being a voice for people with disabilities. She enjoys reading, dancing, swimming, creative writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Rethinking disABILITIES and Music Education

Recorded at the 2019 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. July 25, 2019.
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