Georgiary Bledsoe (Ph.D. musicology, 2002) participates in Videmus conference at the University of Michigan

Georgiary Bledsoe will participate in a panel on September 14 led by Mark Lomax which explores new modes of youth music education using scholarly perspectives. Anthony Kelley, Associate Professor of the Practice of Music in the Duke University Department of Music, and Karen Walwyn, who will be piano soloist for the Duke Symphony Orchestra's concert on Oct. 2, will also participate in the 2019 Videmus conference.

Bledsoe is the Founder & Principal of BaobaoTree LLC, a company that equips K-12 music educators with tools for teaching music of the African Diaspora in ways that convey authentic practice, provide cultural context and center the voices of culture-bearers by supplying curriculum, training and professional development. Prior to founding BaobaoTree, Bledsoe was the Founder and Executive Director of BUMP The Triangle, an arts organization in central North Carolina that empowers urban youth through African diasporic music and mentoring.

In November, Bledsoe will participate on the panel, "Charting a Career Path in Arts Administration," at the annual conference of the American Musicological Society in Boston. She will also be serving on the AMS Committee on Membership and Professional Development.