Faculty Highlight: Dr. Brittany Trotter

Dr. Brittany Trotter, Adjunct Professor of Musicianship, was recently selected as one of the first Black Teaching Artists-in-Residence (BTAR) for UniSound, a local organization whose aim is to "create a more accessible, sustainable, and equitable youth music ecosystem in the greater Pittsburgh area through building an alliance of organizations which provide music education and performance opportunities for youth." The seven-month residency was created under that umbrella to support the professional development of Black teaching artists.

Through her residency, Trotter will be integral in the development of the BTAR Program, helping to shape its overall direction and including a broad array of community perspectives as part of its foundation. She believes that this project has the potential to expand well beyond the local area.

Details of Trotter's story have been published in recent issues of the Pittsburgh City Paper and the Duquesne Duke. To learn more about Dr. Trotter and the BTAR Program, please visit the following websites:

Pittsburgh City Paper
Duquesne Duke

Congratulations on being selected for this residency program, Dr. Trotter!


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