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The Taking Race Live Project responds to the notion of liveness (proposed in sociology by Les Back and Nirmal Puwar, and in music by Philip Auslander) in questioning how a music curriculum (and by extension a performing arts curriculum) can used a lived, somatic experience, to develop an inclusive curriculum, with the aim of both removing the BAME attainment gap and in advancing understanding of identity within the practice and research of music. This longitudinal project, begun in 2014, is in its fourth funded year and runs across music, dance, media and sociology. It has developed a model of student partnership which utilises students as research assistants. What has Taking Race Live achieved? How has it achieved it? What are the next steps?
Dr Helen Julia Minors is Head of Department of Music and Associate Professor of Music at Kingston University, London. She is also currently the elected chair of the National Association for Music in Higher Education. She has published widely including: Music, Text and Translation (Bloomsbury 2013); chapters in Bewegungen zwischen Hören und Sehen. Denkbewegungen über Bewegungskünste (Verlag Koenigshausen Neumann 2012), Musique française: esthétique et identité en mutation 1892-1992 (Delatour 2012), Erik Satie: Art, Music and Literature (Ashgate 2013), The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research (Routledge 2016), Opera and Translation: Eastern and Western Perspectives (John Benjamins 2017) and Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture (Routledge 2017); and articles in Opera Quarterly (2006), Dance Research (2009), Ars Lyrica (2011), Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique (2012), Choreologica: The Journal of European Association of Dance Historians (2013) and London Review of Education (2017). Funded research projects have included: Translating Music Network (AHRC 2013–2014) and Taking Race Live (Access Funding 2015–17).