Social Impact Consortium


2023 Impact Consortium Resources


Welcome! This guide was designed to support teachers through the personal learning, pre-planning, and lesson delivery that centers teen mental health through a lens of music therapy practices and activities. This resource is designed to be used in conjunction with the programming of Marie Douglas’ I Am Enough premiered at CASEMC in 2023.

I Am Enough – Marie Douglas (Grade 3)

This resource was created by the 2023 cohort of graduate music therapy students at University of the Pacific under the supervision and editorial guidance of Dr. Eric G. Waldon. Contributors include Terrell Liedstrand, Kathryn E. Trujillo, Georgia M. Agerton, Janine L. Alcordo, Richard Fiallos, and Benjamin C. Tudor. The experiences and observations of consortium member band director were taken into consideration during development of the document.

MUSEL – Music-based Social Emotional Learning Curriculum (CBDA 2023)

Each member of the consortium will receive the following:

  • Inclusion of the name of the school/organization and/or director in the published score
  • One published hard copy set of the work
  • All learning resources, lesson plans, and discussion topics to accompany that work/works
  • Consortium Membership will be available until December 1, 2022.
We look forward to premiering this piece at CASMEC 2023 as part of the Saturday night concert event. “I Am Enough” will be available for purchase after the world premier from Murphy Music Press.

Dr. Kaitlin Bove                            CBDA DEIA Representative

What is the Social Impact Consortium?

The California Band Director Association Social Impact Consortium is a project launched in 2020 in support of the national Black Lives Matter movement, expanding its scope and mission starting in 2022. At its core, this annual consortium serves three purposes: to commission new wind band repertoire to be premiered by California All State bands at the yearly CASMEC convention in February; to support compositional voices from underrepresented identities in the wind band repertoire; and to create an affordable buy-in consortium opportunity for national and international ensembles for pieces with deeper social meanings. Each year, one or two pieces will be commissioned from a composer (or a pair of composers) based on a social justice topic selected by the composer. Topics are intentionally broad for wide appeal and application and the Social Justice Consortium team works with curriculum developers and experts in relevant fields to build companion curriculum, program notes, and activities to support musician and community engagement with the yearly theme.
Consortium members will receive premiere rights following the world premiere by the selected California All-State ensemble, their institution’s name included in the score, as well as access to in-print and electronic materials including score and set of parts and companion curriculum.

Click here to read all about the 2023 Social Impact Consortium piece that will be premiered at CASMEC 2023!

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