Nurturing tomorrow’s music, theatre, and dance

revolutionaries.

We Are MTDPA

Our Mission: Music, Theater, and Dance Professionals in the Academy (MTDPA) strives to support arts education professionals of the Global Majority to transform pedagogy, develop artistic scholarship, and cultivate leadership acumen in academic institutions.

MTDPA seeks to provide social and professional support and mentorship in the areas of Teaching, Research/Scholarship, Service, and Leadership.

MTDPA works to provide resources for the deconstruction of racist, patriarchal, and colonialist foundations, histories, and practices in theatre and performing arts pedagogy by offering global perspectives to the training of students in arts and performance.

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Committed to Mentorship

Our Goals: To support, advocate for, and advance Music, Theatre, and Dance professionals of the Global Majority in the academy as they develop their academic careers, encounter challenges surrounding inclusivity, and work to nurture their pedagogical research, creative development, and applied scholarship.

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