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Interview

IN the Mix w/ Arreon Harley-Emerson of Choir School of Delaware & Delaware Arts Alliance

September 2020  |  IN Wilmington

Arreon A. Harley-Emerson discusses the importance of diversity in the arts, particularly in leadership and philanthropy.

Lecture / Presentation

Black Music Matters: Non-idiomatic Music by Black Composers

August 2020  |  2020 ACDA Voices United Summer Conference

Dr. Edryn Coleman and Arreon A. Harley-Emerson present non-idiomatic compositions of Black composers suitable for choirs of varied voicings and difficulty levels and engage in a discussion about race and culture in the choral setting.

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Interview

How Delaware Arts Organizations Have Adapted to the New Normal

August 2020  |  Delaware Today

Tapped for his perspective as the Executive Director of the Choir School of Delaware, Arreon A. Harley-Emerson is interviewed about the changing landscape of arts programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interview

As donations run dry, closure looms for some Delaware nonprofits. What about their clients?

August 2020  |  The Delaware News Journal

Arreon A. Harley-Emerson speaks to the importance of funding from governmental and philanthropic entities in order to sustain the nonprofit and arts and cultural sectors in Delaware.

Editorial

#PhilanthropySoWhite

July 2020  |  The Delaware Business Times

As a guest columnist, Arreon A. Harley-Emerson identifies microaggressions and systemic racism in the philanthropic sector and proposes a path forward to address these concerns and to establish and sustain a culture of inclusivity and justice.

Interview

Speaking of Diversity in High Definition

June 2020  |  The Choralosophy Podcast

Chris Munce and Arreon A. Harley-Emereson have a wide-ranging discussion exploring diversity, equity, and inclusion in choral classrooms and choral communities. 

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The Changing Face of the Arts

September 2019  |  Out and About Magazine

Arreon A. Harley-Emerson contributes to a discussion that explores the changing face of the Arts sector in Delaware and the urgent need for organizations to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in policies, best practices and decision making.

Publication

The Gang Mentality of Choirs: How Choirs Have the Capacity to Change Lives

August 2017  |  Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy, Oxford University Press, Chapter 25

Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, choirs are analyzed as socio-educational structures that have the potential to fulfill the basic and psychological needs of its members in a similar manner that gangs meet the needs for their members.

Lecture / Presentation

How Choirs Have the Capacity to Change Lives

October 2015  |  TEDxWilmington

Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, choirs are analyzed as socio-educational structures that have the potential to fulfill the basic and psychological needs of its members in a similar manner that gangs meet the needs for their members.

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