Adrian Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Rowan University where he teaches courses in instrumental music education. Dr. Barnes research interests include using hip-hop in the music classroom, music and informal learning, aesthetics in music education, and the recruitment of historically marginalized populations by collegiate music ensemble directors.
Recruitment and Minority Serving Institutions: A Discussion on the Methods Employed by Minority Serving Institutions to Increase the Representation of Historically Marginalized Groups
The purpose of the proposed discussion is to present a strategic model for increasing the representation of African Americans and Latinos within higher education and empower non-African American and non-Latino faculty currently working at non-minority serving institutions (NMSIs) to become actively involved in outreach in historically marginalized communities. Further, the purpose of the proposed discussion is to present findings on how a marching band director at a Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) and a mariachi director at a university currently seeking Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status used their ensembles as tools to create university-community partnerships to provide members of marginalized populations greater access to higher education.