College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Dalia Razo as Academic Professional: Assistant Professor of Music Education. 

An elementary general music specialist, Razo is a proud graduate of UNC Greensboro’s School of Music. She focuses on the needs of people and music that have been historically marginalized within the curriculum and supports music educators with the necessary tools to better understand music beyond the Western canon. Her dissertation, “Native American Music Instruction in the Elementary Music Classroom,” explores the instruction of Native American music in North Carolina elementary general music classrooms.  

Razo’s additional research interests include music educator’s perceptions of English Language Learners, the retention and attrition of music educators in K-12 settings, and the experiences of BIPOC music education students in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate music education programs.    

Her background ranges from classical piano and viola performance to non-canonical vocal performance with bilingual alternative, pop, and rock bands throughout North Carolina. Additionally, her songwriting work was recently featured in Winston-Salem’s women celebrating performance series, Songbird Supper Club. When she is not teaching, Razo writes for the local publication Yes! Weekly, supporting community storytelling and highlighting diversity and social justice topics.  

Razo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from UNC Chapel Hill. She holds a Master of Music Education from UNC Greensboro where she is a candidate for a PhD in Music Education. Additionally, she holds a NC Professional Educator’s License in K-12 Music, is fully certified in Orff Schulwerk, and holds a Level I Kodály certification.