Passion and Perspective with Jasmine Fripp

Steve and Alan talk with “The Passionate Black Music Educator” Jasmine Fripp about teaching techniques to build passion and ownership among students in performance ensembles and general music classes.

Links & Resources

White Supremacy Culture in Organizations by Dismantling Racism Works adapted by The Centre for Community Organizations

Maria A Ellis

Byron Harvey

Patrick Dailey

Facebook: Jasmine Fripp or The Passionate Black Educator

Facebook Group: Solidarity Superheroes: Music Educators Fighting for Diversity and Unity

Instagram: @passionateblackeducator

TikTok: @passionateblackeducator

LinkedIn: Jasmine Fripp

About Our Guest: Jasmine Fripp

My name is Jasmine Fripp. I am the Director of Choral Activities and General Music Instructor at KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School. I am also the founder of The Passionate Black Educator. I have 6 years of teaching experience in public and charter schools. Under my direction, I have built award-winning choral programs, provided Black and Brown kids opportunities to perform as opening acts for Grammy award-winning artists, and help them successfully complete college and professional auditions. I have had students accepted into South Carolina’s All-State Choir, Metropolitan Nashville Public School Honors Choir, Middle Tennessee Vocal Association’s Mid-State Choir, and NAfME’s National Honor Choir. My choirs have also received consistent superior and excellent ratings for choral festivals in the state of South Carolina and Tennessee. I have created a culturally responsive general music curriculum that celebrates Black and Latinx culture. My experience within education has allowed me to assist music, fine arts, and professional educators create classroom curriculums and structures that promote effective teaching. I have also helped collegiate and professional education programs across the country diversify their music curriculum and provide anti-racism training. My passion for providing Black and Brown students with a quality holistic education through music and empowering educators are the sole reasons that I created my company and brand, The Passionate Black Educator. The Passionate Black Educator aims to advocate for Black and Brown students through the provision of opportunities to learn and advance through music, fine arts, and education. PBE also empowers current and future educators of all cultural backgrounds and career fields to create classroom environments where the structure allows for effective teaching, ALL cultures are celebrated within their curriculum, and solidarity is mandatory.

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